High Road School of Marion County2024-01-24T16:30:46-05:00

High Road School of Marion County

At High Road School of Marion County serves students in grades K-12 with a variety of special education classifications who face significant learning and language challenges. We are a state- approved charter location. Our student-centered approach creates an individualized educational experience delivered in small, structured learning environments. We focus on fostering our students’ emotional growth; increasing their academic, language, and behavioral competencies, and enhancing their natural strengths.

  • (P) 740.692.7930
  • 1101 Owens Road West
    Marion, OH 43302
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Our Students

Students who attend our school must be referred by their school district. We serve students K-12th grade (ages 5-21). Our student population faces a variety of disabilities including Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Other Health Impairments and more.

Our Staff

We are proud to employ Intervention Specialists, Licensed Teachers, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Registered Behavior Technicians, Social Worker and Assistant Teachers. All our staff are trained in Handle with Care and have ongoing behavior management training.

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.

Serving students with significant autism and developmental disabilities, our model takes learned skills and practically applies them to the multiple environments in which a student would use those skills. Students spends portions of their day rotating through different modalities of instruction, the length and the frequency of each rotation is individuality designed for each learner and based on their current skills and future goals.

Each student enrolled in the model has individualized behavior programming which is driven by Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA). We aim to identify the behaviors that continue to disrupt our student’s ability to access their environment and learning. We then use the data collected from the FBA and classroom data to device strategies that get to the root function of the students disrupted behaviors.

A Promising Future Through Life Skills Training

Above all else, we want our students to explore their full capacities and achieve their full capabilities heading into adulthood. Transition and life planning services pave the way for successful independent living, rewarding postsecondary schooling experiences, and productive and fulfilling careers.

High Road School of Bucyrus values the importance of programming for your child’s future. Each student enrolled in our transition classroom will be administered the Assessment of Functional Living Skills to drive their programming. The assessment includes six modules to assess your child’s skills in the following areas:

  • Basic Living Skills
  • Home Skills
  • Community Skills
  • School Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Vocational Skills

Our team will meet with you to determine which areas should be focused on to equip your child with the most future success. After the assessment is complete, your child’s classroom teacher will design an individual rotation model of instruction to teach and generalize your child’s skills.

Each site includes mock apartment equipment, accessible kitchens, and a variety of vocational activities to match our students’ growth needs.

A Comprehensive Education That Addresses All Needs

High Road School of Marion County addresses areas of need that interfere with learning and provides all supplementary and related support services your child might need to succeed. These services include:

  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • School Counselors
  • Behavioral Interventions

High Road School of Marion County is committed to achieving success with each student, against all challenges. By building confidence and competence through personalized academic and behavioral interventions, we prepare your child to become a happy and responsible adult.

Goals for Students at the High Road School of Marion County:

To be healthy individuals who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to form responsible relationships with a wide range of people
  • Have the capacity for playing satisfying and responsible roles in family life
  • Possess the knowledge, habits, and attitudes that promote personal and public health
  • Understand ethical principles and values and apply them to their own lives
  • Are aware of their own worth, abilities, potential, and limitations

To be independent individuals who:

  • Are skilled in obtaining information, problem-solving, critical thinking, and effective communication
  • Play a greater role in their educational environment
  • Enjoy the process of learning and acquire skills necessary for a lifetime of continuous learning, adaptation to change, and engagement/productivity as a member of society
  • Are aware of career opportunities and pursue knowledge necessary for further education
  • Contribute to the political decision-making processes of the community, state, country, and world

To be academically competent individuals who:

  • Acquire academic skills in language arts, mathematics, and the physical and biological sciences
  • Understand specific events and the broader context of social studies, history, and current events
  • Express themselves creatively in one or more of the arts