High Road School: Anne Arundel County

Staff of the Month: Erin

What impact has Erin had on colleagues and students over the past month? Erin has been an amazing resource to the staff of High Road School since taking on her new role this school year! Erin new role has allowed her to provide instruction support to our staff by administering diagnostic testing, supporting staff with the development of IEPs goals and objectives, and facilitating other academic functions such as lesson planning, grading and classroom management. Since taking on her new role as an Instruction Support Staff, Erin has been pivotal in providing successful academic intervention for staff [...]

2019-10-31T13:09:05-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Sammy

What has Sammy accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Samuel "Sammy" Ojo was selected as our October Student of the Month for his continued successes in our program, specifically as a student in our B.E.S.T Classroom. Sammy has maintained our highest behavioral level of Blue throughout October. Also, Sammy has perfect attendance throughout the 2019-2020 school year! Sammy enjoys class but loves his art elective most. "Sammy is an amazing student to have in class. Sammy works great in class though his rotations and loves to work with his peers and share his [...]

2019-10-31T13:04:21-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Community Based Instruction

Last Wednesday, Life Skills took a trip to Subway restaurants for a CBI. While our main focus was to be able to place orders their own, we practiced pedestrian and traffic safety along the way. This was especially important in a newly developed area that may not have all the proper signage posted just yet. Students became more familiar with traffic signs and patterns. We also practiced geographical awareness, as the students led the way to Subway without much assistance from staff (obviously we were right next to them the entire time, but they "led the way"). [...]

2019-10-18T11:48:57-04:00October 18th, 2019|

Sensory Room

Sensory room is a specialized area within our program where we can provide students with opportunities to apply sensory interventions to engage in experiences designed to help them explore sensory stimuli in a safe, structured and adult monitored area. This area included such sensory and modulation activities as body socks, sensory swing, water play table, bean bag chairs, light filtration curtains and light fixtures, as well other various activities for students to self-regulate and sensory explore during their school day. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

2019-10-18T11:36:32-04:00October 18th, 2019|

Motor Lab

Motor-Lab is a specialized movement area filled with sensory input and output activities to help students with sensory issues to facilitate a more efficient academic environment and to assist with self-stimulation behaviors. Students come here to explore the crash pad, trampoline, crawl tunnel, sensory hammock; as well activates for gross and fine motor skills utilizing stick pads, scooter carts, puzzles, stringing beads, and picture drawling and tracing. Having these sensory exploration opportunities provides the students with the tools to self-regulate and modulate their responses to internal and external stimuli throughout their school day. Visit [...]

2019-10-18T11:27:58-04:00October 1st, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Kimberly

What impact has Kimberly had on colleagues and students over the past month?So far this year Kim has been integral in implementing behavior interventions to assist staff with achieving both academic and behavioral goals. Kim has been a support to teachers in their classroom by providing behavior supports to facilitate the school model and ensure the success of our students. Additionally, Kim's role has been pivotal in helping staff with formulating meaningful behavioral plans to assist students requiring additional supports.Why did other staff members select Kimberly as Staff of the Month?Kim was chosen as our Staff of the [...]

2019-09-20T12:43:37-04:00September 20th, 2019|

Student of the Month: Jariel

What has Jariel done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month?So far this school year, Jariel has obtained our highest behavioral level. Jariel has perfect attendance. His success and work ethic has earned him an LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) placement starting at the end of September!What are teachers and staff saying about Jariel this school year?"Jariel is an amazing student and has a bright future ahead of him! Jariel has impressed me in his knowledge and appreciate for the large world around him.""Jariel has been a pleasure to have in class and loves to share [...]

2019-09-20T11:36:34-04:00September 20th, 2019|

New Associate Program Director, Kevin Savage

New Associate Program Director, Kevin Savage has been with High Road School since 2012 when he started as a special education teacher. Since then Kevin has grown into an emergent leader and now looks forward to tackling the new 2019-2020 school year as the new Associate Program Director. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-09-13T22:21:41-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Staff Training

Before pencils were sharpened and walls were made “Pinterest fabulous,” teachers at High Road School of Anne Arundel County committed themselves to an intensive week of professional development. They dedicated time to learning best practices for proactively implementing a high-quality therapeutic and academic model that will meet the needs of each and every learner. This year, teachers focused upon learning new and innovative ways to implement High Leverage Practices for Special Education, the top 22 practices that the Office of Special Education recommends to effectively collaborate, assess, support social-emotional learning, and instruct. During these training sessions, teachers and assistant teachers [...]

2019-10-09T22:31:26-04:00September 4th, 2019|