High Road School of York
High Road School of York opened its doors in 2019. Our fully certified staff teaches with programs designed to manage behaviors that impede academics, and to develop transferable life skills – driving better outcomes and providing tools students need to be successful beyond the classroom. With the ability to serve students in our Alternative Education Program and students in our Academic Program, High Road School of York is committed to creating brighter futures for our students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges they may face.
- (P) 717.801.1818
- 2201 S. Queen Street
York, PA 17402
Meet The Team
Christopher Johnson – Associate Director
Born in York, PA, Christopher Johnson has worked with SESI for more than five years. He attended York Catholic High School and earned an Athletic Scholarship to Saint Francis University. In 2009, He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice. He has experience in therapeutic counseling and guiding youth. In addition, he serves as a football coach for Red Lion School District. Christopher’s passion for guiding youth reflects his appreciation to all the individuals who helped him and encouraged him to achieve his goals.
Jaimen Newman – Team Leader
Robin Clark – Team Leader
Robin Clark is a lead teacher. She was born in Texas and grew up in Edison, New Jersey. Attending Penn State, she discovered her passion for teaching when she would substitute teach on \ semester breaks. After her son was born, she returned to Penn State and earned a master’s degree in Teaching Curriculum and English 7-12 certification. She is finishing her second master’s degree in Special Education. Robin loves teaching because she knows she is growing every day along with her students. Robin says, “there is nothing better than seeing a student have that lightbulb moment.”
In her free time, Robin enjoys cheering for her children at sporting events, rooting for Penn State teams, kayaking, and playing softball. She also teaches her cat to do tricks like sit, give high fives, stand on its hind legs, target an object, spin in a circle, and more.
Special Education Coordinator – Lori Fordyce
Lori Fordyce is the Coordinator of Special Education at High Road School of York. She enjoys working with students and staff. Married to her husband Daniel for more than nine years, she is the mother of four children and the grandmother of 17! Red Lion, Pennsylvania is her home. Her family has one dog named Foxy. Lori enjoys country music and cooking, and her family is extremely important to her. One interesting fact about Lori is that got married in period attire at the Gettysburg Reenactment and General Robert E. Lee gave me away at our traditional Civil War wedding.
In our Alternative Education Program, students experience a combination of direct academic instruction, behavior modification, and peer accountability with the goal of return back to their home school – on track to earn a high school diploma. In this program, students in grades 6–12 are encouraged to redirect each other and create a positive learning environment. High Road School recognizes the impact of peer pressure among students and promotes a culture focused on students giving one another feedback to address peer and school behavioral expectations.
Focused on serving the needs of our special education students, our Academic Program, accredited by Cognia, focuses on students whose challenges cannot be adequately addressed in the traditional classroom. Students in grades 1–12 are referred by their school districts to our highly structured environments. More than a behavior program, our special education models combine academics, behavior modification, support services, and transition and life planning services utilizing a rotational system of learning. Each student is matched to a program that meets their individual needs based on their IEP and is focused on the student’s language level, social capabilities, and ability to learn in a group setting.
Safe, RespEctful, and RespoNsible (SEN)
Daily Zones SEN Log
In our elementary program (grades 1 to 5), we utilize the SEN daily zones for our students. Within the classroom teachers and staff incorporates the Zones of Regulation to assist students in practicing self regulation and coping strategies. Students are given the opportunity to acknowledge their zone and earn points within a specific block of time. At the end of each block of time students have opportunities to make choices and earn incentives that correspond to the appropriate zones.
Middle School SEN Log
In our middle school program, teachers and staff utilize a similar SEN system, with slightly different daily point sheet. This corresponds to program norms and processes. In an attempt to individualize this system we have also added students Individual Education Program (IEP) behavior goals on the SEN log. This way when teachers and staff redirect the students or they earn points it directly correlates to their progress monitoring.