High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)

Welcome Back Students

The climate committee at High Road of Hartford High School is excited to start the 2019-2020 school year!  The committee wanted to make the return to school to be more exciting hoping to see increased attendance this year and to engage students further in their learning with an appealing school environment and activities. Staff began the school year by participating in three days of training and team building to gear us up for the new school year, including special training in Trauma Informed Practices and how to further engage students.  Bulletin boards were made to be colorful, relevant to learning, [...]

2019-09-19T13:00:43-04:00September 19th, 2019|

Computer Classes in the Summer

This summer our High Road High School of Hartford High School students in our Transition classroom serving students between the ages of 18-21, were fortunate to have IT Trainer Joanne Liljedahl be our volunteer computer teacher. Miss Joanne, as she preferred to be called, touched on the basics of the computer in the workplace. Students learned about navigating Microsoft Office through a series of fun activities including changes of fonts, styles, and importing pictures from the internet using Bing. Miss Joanne's favorite lesson to teach is on Excel. She used hand outs and hands on activities to play a game [...]

2019-09-10T13:31:31-04:00September 10th, 2019|

Where’s Waldo

This summer High Road School of Hartford High School piggy backed on an idea that one of our job sites created. That Book Store has been a new job site within the last year that our students worked at regularly. That Book Store published a Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt for the summer. One of our teacher's at High Road School, Mr. Biral, and our school social worker partnered to create an engaging lesson that challenged skills the students have been learning in our Transition Classroom which serves the 18-21 year old students. Students began with learning how to take [...]

2019-09-10T13:27:50-04:00August 10th, 2019|

Art Show

Students have been hard at work since March creating masterpieces for this years art show! Family members and friends of students were invited to attend and see the artwork they put together. This year's projects challenged students to use a variety of mediums such as clay, chalk, yarn, and other different textiles to create different works of art. After a gallery viewing session, students were able to perform in a talent show. We are very proud to have such talented students! Visit our website to learn more [...]

2019-07-10T12:47:42-04:00May 10th, 2019|

The Proper Way to Eat Oreo Cookies With Milk

Step 1: Necessary Items Needed: 1 package of Oreo Cookies (Double Stuffed, of course)Step 2: Preparing for Dunk: Carefully insert the fork into the cream fillingStep 3: The Cookie Bubble Bath: Submerge the fork holding the cookie into the milkStep 4: Perfect SaturationHigh Road Hartford High's Operation Director Ms. Russo enjoys having chats with our English Language Learner Christian on an ongoing basis. Christian is working very hard on learning English and Ms. Russo is working very hard on learning Christian's native Spanish.The focus of their conversation recently was, "The Proper Way to Eat Oreo Cookies with Milk". Luckily, the [...]

2019-05-06T09:32:17-04:00May 6th, 2019|

Interviewing at Active Day

The Fifth Year Transition program along with High Road High School’s seniors Javier and Jeremiah interviewed at a potential job site, Active Day in East Hartford. Active Day is a senior day care program that has a multitude of learning opportunities for our students. The idea came from Fifth Year Transition teacher Anastasia Johansen who had previously worked at a similar program.We will begin our internships in the next week. After discussing our students’ interests Active Day contact Jennifer showed our students the different skills they can work on at Active Day, including kitchen and dining room preparation, recreation, and [...]

2019-04-25T11:04:39-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Partnering With Petco

Petco in Glastonbury, CT has recently added our Transition students to their workforce. Petco is giving our students the opportunity to learn important skills in communicating effectively with store supervisors and other staff, following directions, cleaning, stocking and facing shelves. Our students will take these skills and generalize them in any retail setting. . Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-25T10:44:08-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Student Spotlight: Ramon L.

Student Spotlight Ramon L. – 12th Grade Mr. G, our transition coordinator, always makes me laugh. Also, Ms. Rembisz, my classroom teacher, has a positive energy level and is also really good at teaching me math. I am really proud of recently getting back on color this year! The thing I enjoy most about coming to school every day is the good mornings when I walk in the door. Also, Ms. Rembisz always makes me laugh when I come in to class in the morning. One thing I [...]

2019-03-28T09:33:16-04:00March 28th, 2019|