On November 13th, High Road School of Hartford Primary student, Cristofer Hernandez, transitioned from High Road to a less restrictive environment. Cristofer had reached higher levels, including our highest level of gold, prior to his transition. Just prior to leaving, Cris was able to sit down with a staff member to discuss his time at High Road School.

1. How do you think High Road school helped you?
High Road has been good for me. I have learned coping skills to use when I am upset such as taking space, ignoring negative influences, and telling a staff member when an issue is out of my control.

2. What have you learned while attending High Road?
I have learned to keep moving forward and to not let other people stop you from achieving your goal.

3. Who are some of the staff that have made an impact on you?
Many staff members have helped me while I was here. These staff members have always been nice to me and helped me get out of what could have been problematic situations. They have helped me to remain focused and keep my eyes on the prize.

4. What will you miss the most about High Road?
I will miss the incentives I have received by being on Blue or Gold Level. That included special lunches, fun field trips, and additional computer time.

5. What advice do you have for other students to help them get to where you are?
I would advise other students to not let other people get in the way of achieving your goals. It is also important to focus on one main goal at a time because you don’t want to put too much pressure on yourself when a goal is not achieved as quickly as you would like. It took me four years to transition but I never lost sight.

All of High Road School of Hartford Primary is looking to hear about Cris’s continued successes as he moves on from us. Good luck Cris and keep up the hard work!