High Road Upper School of Prince George’s County has been serving the instructional and behavioral needs of at-risk students in Prince George’s County since 2001. Our unique academic model and customized curriculums are distinctly designed to meet the individualized needs of our various student populations. Working as a vendor on behalf of local public schools/school districts by providing specialized education services to students with special needs, we concentrate our efforts on guiding our students through personalized academic, behavioral, and transitional goals to ensure their continued development and growth.
Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road Upper School and are generally in grades 9–12 (aged 14 to 21). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including emotional disabilities (ED), intellectual disabilities (ID), specific learning disabilities (SLD), autism (AUT), multiple disabilities (MD), other health impairments (OHI), and more.
We are proud to employee certified special education teachers, staff trained in crisis intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Counseling, and Job Coaching.
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.
Because we specialize in high-school-aged students (in both a graded and a nongraded program), we place great emphasis on equipping them with the skills and know‐how they’ll need to function properly and productively in society following graduation via our comprehensive Life Skills Program. This program consists of five components—(1) Academic Curriculum; (2) Vocational Training; (3) Behavioral & Social Skills; (4) Community Immersion; and (5) Independent Living Instruction.
We currently have partnerships with Maryland National Capital Park and Planning, area food banks and women’s shelters, where students can earn student service learning hours towards their graduation requirements. Students also attend educational field trips and College tours.
High Road Upper School of Prince George’s County prepare students for life after graduation, either in a trade school, college or in the workforce. Transition Coordinators teach students how to apply skills acquired in the classroom to real-world settings. Students earn course credit towards their high school diploma through our Workforce Development Programs. Certifications are earned in ServSafe, Childcare, Microsoft Office and Customer Service. We currently partner with PG Community College, Little Caesar’s pizzeria, Unforgettable Flavors and an independent mechanic shop.