High Road Academy of Prince George's County would like to wish the graduating class of 2018 nothing but the best of luck as they complete one milestone and begin another. The administration and staff are very proud of you and know you will do great things as you transition to this next stage of your life. Read below to see what's up next for our graduates. Dashawn C.: Accepted to Howard Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, and UDC. Dashawn will plans to enroll at UDC and will be pursuing a degree in Childcare. He currently holds a certification in Early Childhood Development [...]
Jarvius is a rising 12th grade student at Highroad Academy of Prince George's County. During the 2016-17 school year he expressed an interest in having a career in landscaping after graduation because he enjoyed nature, planting and growing things. With the assistance of his school social worker Mr Malphrus, they identified a small area outside of the school and started to clear it out to prepare it for his school garden. Jarvius said he choose this area to help make that outside of the building nice and beautiful. Since starting to explore this area Jarvius has grown the following [...]
We started out with 8 students of High Road Schools of Southern Maryland in the Spring of 2016, and have grown to over 40 students from High Road Schools of Laurel, Lanham, and LaPlata, Maryland. The partnership with Prince George’s Community College Workforce Development Program has been very advantageous for High Road Schools students. Students have earned certificates in Customer Service, Microsoft 1 and 2, and ServSafe. Starting January 2018 we added classes in Computer Build and Repair, Child Care, and Culinary Arts, our students are now earning certificates in six courses. This Spring’s 2018 Workforce Development Recognition [...]
Class of 2018 graduate Jordan Green, is looking forward to graduation and excited about his transition from high school to college. Jordan has been accepted, and will be attending Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD in the fall. He plans to major in Psychology with hopes of becoming a counselor some day. Jordan enjoys helping people, and has seen the effect having someone in school to talk to has had on him and wants emulate that in the lives of others. Since being at High Road Academy, he has noticed that he has matured and developed a more positive [...]
I can remember the day I signed up for the spelling bee. Mrs. Deluzio came to my class room announcing that we were having a spelling bee at the school. Once I saw the poster I was excited to sign up because I knew I was very good at spelling. I was so excited to be in the spelling bee and I told with my friend Jalan who told me he also signed up for the spelling bee. This was exciting news because I knew I had a friend to study with. Once we got into the swing of [...]
Spelling Bees are a popular and effective way to have students become better spellers. It allows them to practice spelling words they might not ordinarily use while mixing in some fun and competition. This the High Road Schools of the Maryland South Region decided to create a regional spelling be that would comprise of the top 2 spellers from each program in the elementary, middle, and high schools. Early in planning for the process, our schools were dealt a blow with the tragic passing of one of the Regional Spelling Bee participants, Jalan White. Jalan was an 11th grade [...]
During the month of April, the students and staff at High Road Academy of Prince George’s county celebrated National Poetry Month. Everyday during the morning announcements students were exposed to different poetic devices and challenged to use these throughout the day. The month ended with a poetry presentation entitled “Lyrics in the Living Room” in which students and staff shared poems that they were inspired to write. Below is the original poem written by Lavonte M who said he used his cousin for inspiration when writing. Lavonte also finished in 2nd place in the poetry slam. [...]
During the month of February the students and staff at High Road Academy of Prince George’s County celebrated Black History month. Each class selected an influential African-American and was responsible for creating a presentation which could be a song, dance, poem, or a visual display. Students and staff ended the month with a Black History month ceremony is which the Unity dancers performed as well as each class got a chance to present the person that they selected.
Recently, the Elementary, Middle, and High School students interested in careers in Landscaping attended a workshop hosted by Elisha Pittman to gain information regarding the profession. Students received information regarding the pay range, types of work involved, working for yourself, and customer service. They were very interested in hearing about the many aspects of the landscaping business.