Links to recent news articles about Catapult Learning

B.E.S.T. Academy uses robot to help students with autism

WFSB Eyewitness 3 visited the B.E.S.T. Academy in Wallingford, CT to learn more about Milo, a robot designed to assist students with autism. Milo is being utilized at B.E.S.T. Academy to help students with greetings, staying calm, and how to speak to other people.“The students engaged are making rapid progress, they're remember their skills from the lesson before. They're able to use them.” –Kyli Jones, social worker at B.E.S.T. AcademyThe story and video were published by WFSB Eyewitness 3 Read full article and watch the video

2019-01-05T21:42:20+00:00December 8th, 2018|

High Road School of Norwalk hosts Turkey Feast

High Road School of Norwalk hosted their annual Thanksgiving Feast on November 20th. Staff, students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a great feast provided by the school. “The best part about doing this with special needs kids is it shows the kids that family, friends and the community are all a part of the village that helps them.” – Aimee Russo, transition coordinator, High Road School of Norwalk The story was published by The Hour. Read full article

2018-12-05T11:34:36+00:00December 5th, 2018|

High Road Academy Impacts The Lives Of Special Education Students

Tim Martin and Jordan Pugh, directors at High Road Academy in Laurel, Maryland spoke with the Prince George Sentinel about their school, how the first began their careers in special education, and their passion for serving students who haven't found success in the typical classroom. “ For our students who have significant academic deficits, it is imperative that they can find and receive a free public education that meets their needs and has individualized instruction that can be provided in a small group setting with low student to teacher ratios.” The story was published by The Sentinel in Maryland. Read full article [...]

2018-11-29T16:19:31+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Sensory-Friendly Movie Night Hosted for Special Education Students

Catapult Learning's High Road School of Wright City hosted a free Halloween-themed Movie Night featuring a sensory-friendly showing of “Hotel Transylvania" attended by 25 people, including students and family members. “During sensory-friendly movies, the lights are left on a little higher. This keeps the contrast of the bright colors on the screen from being so harsh.  The movie volume is turned down a bit as well.” The story was published by 70 West Sentinel in Missouri. Read full article

2018-11-22T14:59:47+00:00November 7th, 2018|

The Prince George’s Post Featured High Road Academy Co-Directors

In recognition of October being  Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, co-directors of High Road Academy, Laurel contributed to the Prince George's Post article "A Little Awareness - and Support - Goes a Long Way." Tim Martin and Jordan Pugh share, "As co-directors of the High Road Academy in Laurel, a school that serves about 70 students in grades 5 through 12 with exceptionalities including but not limited to autism and ADHD, we believe—and have seen—that every child has the ability to reach his or her full potential." Click here to read the article Credits: Published in The Prince George's Post for their October 25-31st edition. [...]

2018-11-29T16:13:35+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

“Parents, help is here” – Warren County Record

Aaron O'Neal, the Program Director High Road School of Wright City, shares advice for parents of K-12 students who are struggling with behavior management. In the article "Parents, help is here" posted by the Warren County Record O'Neal provides steps to address emotional and behavioral issues which could be caused by a learning difference or emotional disturbance. "In these situations, parents often take on blame and can feel too ashamed to ask for help. But as the program director of the High Road School of Wright City, a school for K-12 students with special needs, let me assure parents that resources are [...]

2018-10-19T13:54:07+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Catapult Learning’s Summer School Program Gets High Remarks

Through a three year partnership with the Maryville R-II School District (Maryville, MO), we are excited about the high student retention (91 percent) and daily attendance increases (80 to 91 percent) as we completed our second year of the program. Read what Superintendent Becky Albrecht shared about our student incentive program and parent satisfaction survey results in the article titled Maryville R-II summer school gets high marks published by The Maryville Forum and authored by Phil Cobb (September 28,2018). "A survey or parents saw 293 respondents, of which 99.3 percent said, 'they would recommend the program to other parents.'" Read Full [...]

2018-10-23T22:09:37+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Catapult Learning Pilots STEM Program for Public and Private K-12 Schools in Houston Area

(PRWEB) August 22, 2018 Catapult Learning, a leading provider of instructional intervention and professional development solutions, today announced the successful completion of a pilot program of its new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) offering in public and private schools throughout the Houston area. Catapult Learning works with hundreds of district partners across the country and sees first-hand how school administrators can struggle with integrating STEM education into K-12 classrooms. Helping eliminate this pain point, the company launched a turnkey supplemental program that easily integrates into a district’s existing curriculum either during or after school, summer school or as [...]

2018-09-07T11:55:11+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

Regional MO Newspaper Highlights Kirksville School District’s Summer Journey Program

The Kirksville R-III School District’s Summer Journey program was highlighted in a recent article in the Columbia Daily Tribune. The article highlights several of the course projects that summer school students have been working on during the four-week program, including claymation films, Lego architecture, and more. The district’s program director, teachers, and students share their thoughts on the program, which allows students to work on fun, engaging hands-on projects as they continue learning. Click here to read the complete article.

2018-08-18T04:59:17+00:00June 21st, 2018|

McDonald County Summer Journey Featured on Local Missouri News

McDonald County School District’s Summer Journey program, which runs from May 30 through June 29, was featured on a recent newscast on KFJX Fox 14 News. The network highlighted the Catapult Learning program’s success in McDonald County, which has 56% of its students in attendance for the 2018 Summer Journey program. The feature also noted the overall academic gains for students in Missouri districts who have participated in the Summer Journey program. Watch the complete news feature here.

2018-10-23T22:10:36+00:00June 18th, 2018|