High Road Academy: Laurel

Student of the Month. Jalynn

What has Jalynn accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? While Jalynn is new to HRA enrolling on September 3rd, he has quickly demonstrated the qualities and characteristics worthy of the Student of the Month honor. Staff members frequently commend Jalynn’s work ethic and have stated that he is a pleasure to have in class. Jalynn is extremely respectful to peers and adults and is well liked by his classmates. Ms. Horter, Jalynn’s 10th-grade English teacher, shared that he is “always willing to help others, has a positive attitude, and a great sense [...]

2019-10-31T12:40:22-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Staff of the Month. Ms. Jackson

What impact has Ms. Jackson had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Jackson has worked as an Assistant Teacher in our 11th-grade classroom since November 2018. Ms. Jackson has shown tremendous growth and development in her instructional skills. Ms. Jackson shared that she feels a tremendous amount of support from her colleagues. She also noted that the students display their care for her well-being and are very helpful within the classroom. Ms. Jackson has worked as an Assistant Teacher in our 11th-grade classroom since November 2018. Ms. Jackson has shown tremendous growth and development [...]

2019-10-31T12:29:14-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Visiting Anne Arundel Community College

The graduating class of 2019-2020 attended a campus tour of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Arnold, MD on September 25, 2019. Our school serves a number of Anne Arundel County students and this was a great opportunity to know what is available to them. The Disability Support Services (DSS) gave the group a presentation of the academic accommodations they provide to qualified students with disabilities. They have about 800 students in the campus that uses their services with strict confidentiality. After the presentation, AACC ambassadors gave a guided walking tour of their main campus. They showed the different [...]

2019-09-29T20:46:33-04:00September 29th, 2019|

WOWD-LP Takoma Radio Field Trip

The 6th grade class of Ms. Davis, Ms. Hill, and Mr. Woodward of High Road Academy, Laurel went on a field trip to WOWD-LP 94.3 FM in Takoma Park, MD. WOWD-LP Takoma Radio is an independent community radio serving Takoma Park, College Park, and Hyattsville in Maryland with some parts of Northeast and Northwest DC. The radio station is an LPFM (low power FM) meaning it operates at 100 watts or less reaching a 5-mile radius listening area. Our 6th grade students were given the opportunity to learn about live radio programming and broadcasting. They were able to use [...]

2019-09-29T20:38:54-04:00September 29th, 2019|

Sleepy Hollow Dance – October 25

October 25 - It is a Sleepy Hollow Homecoming Dance, 7-9pm at High Road Academy, Laurel. Visit our website to learn more about High Road Academy

2019-09-29T20:32:37-04:00September 29th, 2019|

Door Decorating Contest

Upcoming Event: Door Decorating Contest - October 17, 2019 Each classroom will decorate their door with the theme of Autumn. Winners will be announced on October 17 in time for our Back to School Night. Visit our website to learn more about High Road Academy

2019-09-29T20:29:25-04:00September 29th, 2019|

A Visit to The National Aquarium

Recently students in grades 5-7 were finally able to take a field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore (the trip had been rescheduled twice previously due to inclement weather). Not only were the students provided with a guided tour of the aquarium, but they also participated in a unique, hands-on experience in a marine dissecting beginners’ class instructed by a marine biologist. The students dissected squids to determine gender and learn about anatomy. When the students were initially told about the tasks, many were disgusted and nervous to participate. However, after the biologist demonstrated the tasks and the [...]

2019-04-08T21:18:34-04:00March 20th, 2019|