Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and are generally in grades 6–12 (aged 12 to 21), with an optional year Transition Program for High School students. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Emotional Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, ADD, Learning Disabilities, and more.
We are proud to employ certified special education teachers, all staff trained in crisis intervention, school clinician, speech/language therapy, and occupational therapy, and a school nurse.
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.
Our Transition Program provides in class support once a week to students utilizing real world math skills. In addition, we provide support with managing students as they transition from high school to post-high school with regards to college and career training. Our transition coordinator develops partnerships in line with student interest, including culinary internships at local restaurants, cosmetology internships at local barber shops and hair salons, and landscaping internships with a landscaping business. The transition coordinator facilitates the culinary program within the school where a local chef comes in 4 days a week to teach cooking skills and food safety to students as they prepare the meal for the school.