Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and are generally in grades K–12 (aged 5 to 21). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Autism, emotional disability (ED), specific learning disabilities (SLD), other health impairments (OHI), and developmental disabilities (DD).
We are proud to employ dually-certified special education teachers and social worker. We also work with an occupational therapist and speech/language therapist.
At the High Road School of Peoria, our gold-standard special education team brings unparalleled expertise to the evaluation, development, and implementation of custom-designed education plans for each of our students, with an emphasis on high-level scholastic achievement. We deliver our multisensory academic and behavioral program in a highly positive, nurturing environment that is extremely conducive to learning while also being warm, inviting, and stimulating.
Our small class sizes and impressive staff-to-student ratio allow for close and healthy student-teacher relationships to flourish, resulting in increased academic success and acquisition of positive socialization skills. The High Road School of Peoria also provides related services in the form of physical therapy, speech-language therapy, counseling, one-on-one support, and absolutely any other resource that a special education student needs to become responsible, independent, and successful in all areas of life—at school with peers, at home with family, and in the community with friends and neighbors.
It is our goal to make learning fun and exciting by applying an individualized special education program coupled with a highly structured rewards-based behavioral management system.
By focusing on key areas — academics, behavior modifications, support services, and transition / life planning services — we are able to meet the individual needs of all students through these varied approaches to instruction. Through collaboration with a student’s IEP team, we are able to choose the most appropriate learning model based on a given student’s present levels of performance, social capabilities, motor coordination, and ability to learn in a group setting.
Utilizing four specific instructional rotations, students are assessed academically, gain self-regulation skills, learn with district-aligned academic curriculums, and utilize integrated technology.