Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and are generally in grades 1–12 (aged 7 to 21). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabled, Other Health Impairments, Autism, and more.
All classrooms have a Rhode Island Certified Special Education Teacher paired with an Assistant Teacher. All staff are trained in TACT II Crisis Intervention. There are two Rhode Island Certified School Social Workers that provided 1:1 counseling sessions, Social Skills Group sessions, as well as in-home visits when needed. We provide SLP, OT, and PT services.
The High Road School of Providence provides an individualized learning experience within a comprehensive program designed to help children with emotional and learning disabilities achieve a higher quality of life. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that addresses each student’s unique challenges—academic, communication, behavioral, and social—in a continuous positive cycle of learning and advancement. Small class sizes and one-on-one attention provide personalized instruction that builds on each child’s particular strengths and expertly targets identified deficits. Our highly trained, dedicated staff guides students who learn differently to an unprecedented degree of success in all facets of their lives. Enabling and empowering students to direct their own lives is key to our approach.
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.
Students participate in our transition program where they complete career interest assessments, research careers, take trips to designated job sites where they observe, talk with, and assist professionals in various fields of work.
High Road School is committed to providing students with exposure to a variety of careers and skill sets for preparation beyond their high school years. Two of the particular in-house opportunities available to our students are our Landscaping Program which includes our Garden Club and our Culinary Arts Program, both of which equip students with skills and experiences that will be sure to open career doors.