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
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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.
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.
Springall Academy and Sierra Academy of San Diego, members of the Catapult Learning Schools Group, hosted a Career Fair for the schools' students on April 18th. The event was featured in an article in the May/June 2018 issue of the Mission Times Courier. Several businesses—including the YMCA, Starbucks, and Kona Ice Snow Cone—as well as individual professionals participated in the fair, which was attended by students from the two schools. Click here to read the full article in the Mission Times Courier’s.
Enfield, Connecticut Board of Education member Sarah Hernandez, who has Autism, visited High Road Academy in Wallingford last week. Hernandez spoke with students, answered their questions, and toured the school with Education Director Sue Gilleaudeau. Three local media outlets highlighted the visit in print and online features. Read the articles and watch the news videos in the links below: Students at Wallingford’s High Road Academy hear from Enfield woman with can-do attitude (New Haven Register) For Autism Awareness Month, Enfield School Board Member Encourages Wallingford Students To Be Bold (Hartford Courant) Enfield BOE Member Shares Her Story of Success With Autism (NBC)
An op-ed written by Sarah Strothkamp, Executive Director of Sierra School of Weld County, was featured in The Greeley Tribune, a print and online newspaper that serves Greeley and Weld Counties in Colorado. In the op-ed, It’s Time to Reflect on Inclusion, Strothkamp discusses the importance—and value—of inclusion both for students with special needs and the community in which the students live. Read the complete op-ed here.