Riding the light rail to Roland Park Nature Center

Monthly, life skills students at High Road of Baltimore County learn to ride the MTA system. This month we rode the light rail down to Roland Lake Nature Center. Students enjoyed learning about the history of Roland Lake and exploring the Nature Center. The goal of riding the MTA/light rail each month is to promote less anxiety in the students community. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-05-16T14:25:34-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Group time with Ms. Kaitlan

Each Wednesday, students practice working together in a group setting with our school social worker: Ms Kaitlan! Life skill students truly enjoy this time to talk and share directly with her. Together, they completed an activity to promote and encourage healthy relationships and boundaries! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-05-16T15:37:43-04:00April 24th, 2019|

C.B.I./Hygiene Shopping

Life skills students had the opportunity to go shopping for hygiene at our local Family Dollar Store. The students learned how to compose a hygiene list, where to purchase the items and how to get the best deal. Students had to locate and purchased items such as comb, brush, toothpaste, toothbrush, q tips, razor, shave cream, deodorant, finger nail clippers and shampoo. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-18T21:37:15-04:00April 11th, 2019|

Student Spotlight: Kaliyah W.

Student Spotlight Kaliyah W. – 8th Grade Ms. Tracey is my favorite teacher. She is helpful, but pushes me to try harder. Ms. Tracey says I can do anything that I put to my mind. She says that I have potential to do anything and it is my choice as to whether I choose to do it. I cannot control what other people do but I can control what I do. Ms. Tracey thinks I am very smart. I am the Ambassador for the High Road School of Baltimore County [...]

2019-03-29T23:47:31-04:00March 29th, 2019|

March Madness Has Hit High Road School

Working in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Parks and Rec Center, High Road School was able to secure an indoor/outdoor gym facility. This facility allows our students to participate in baseball, football, and of course March Madness basketball! Through the use of the facility with basketball season upon us and upcoming games between the High Road Mid-Atlantic Region Schools, the High Road of Baltimore County can potentially host some of the games. On our first outing to the facility, which is located next to the Baltimore County Police Precinct 11, Community Outreach officers came over to greet students [...]

2019-03-23T15:25:25-04:00March 12th, 2019|

Trip to Innovation Time

On February 6, 2019, students visited Abingdon Public Library's Innovation Lab. The digital media lab provides community members the opportunity to be creators of electronic video, audio, publishing, 3D designs and more! Through creative experiences in the Innovation Lab, our customers develop new skills, resources, and products that help to drive Harford County's economy forward. Students were able to check out their 3D Printer and create their own artwork. Our students chose to make a Fidget Spinner! They used other software to create a sign that says "Life Skills" Students also used their green screen and photography software to [...]

2019-03-23T15:17:44-04:00March 6th, 2019|

C.B.I. Trip to the Laundry Mat

We have the pleasure to lead our Life Skills students in weekly C.B.I. (community based instruction) trips at High Road School of Baltimore County. This week's trip was to the Laundry Mat at Fluff and Fold. This is an example of many "community based" trips we take so the students have a chance to practice many needed skills outside of the classroom. C.B.I. or community based instruction is also the best way for our students to practice what they learn in the classroom. This also allows for social interactions in the natural setting: community! [...]

2019-03-23T15:08:32-04:00March 5th, 2019|

Home Depot C.B.I.

C.B.I, or Community Based Instruction is a hands-on lesson in the community that allows the students real-life practice on various life skills they will require in everyday life. Once a week, our Life Skills students participate in CBI lessons. On February 28, 2019, Students went to the local Home Depot to participate in a Scavenger Hunt created by staff. Students were required to complete a worksheet that asked various questions such as: "I want to paint my room, what supplies do I need?" Students were required to walk around the store, find the location of items [...]

2019-03-23T15:13:39-04:00February 28th, 2019|

Authentic Life Skills: Out and About in the Community

The Life Skills class went out into the community to practice authentic learningLife Skills. In our area it is important for students to learn their community, be able to navigate within the community and to be able to identify and take advantage of resources that will help them integrate into the community. As educators we believe in preparing our students for success so theLife Skills class learned how to read the public transportation bus schedule and how to ride pubic transportation in order to get from one designated MTA point to another MTA designated point. The students chose a [...]

2019-03-04T21:21:05-04:00February 26th, 2019|

Life Skills Students Bake Italian Cookies

Life skill students at High Road participate in weekly C.B.I's (Community Based Instruction). This allows our students to practice what they learn in the classroom and out in the real world.  Depending on the students goals, objectives, and abilities; their teaching team provide direct instruction in the classroom, to be paired along with an actual trip or activity.  On Tuesday, students went grocery shopping to purchase the ingredients needed for a holiday recipe:  Italian Cookies!  Then on Thursday the students completed the recipe for their cookies in the school's kitchen.  As a team, Ms Jese and Mr Tyler lead [...]

2019-01-18T21:48:17-04:00December 13th, 2018|