Workforce Development Recognition Ceremony

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 [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:21+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

The Dr. Mudd House and Museum

Recently, Mrs. Tibe, Mrs. Curtis, and Mrs. Burgos took our students on blue and gold level to the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House and Museum for an educational field trip. While on this trip the students learned about Dr. Mudd's wife Sarah Frances Dyer who was his childhood sweetheart. Dr. Mudd and Frank (Sarah's nickname) had four children. They lived in the families plantation of 218 acres, one rood and 13 perches of land to which have remained in the same family for more than two centuries. Dr. Mudd was the doctor that took care of John Wilkes Booth [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:24+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

Historic Legislation

In celebration of African American History Month the High School students participated in a mock debate regarding the merits of the details in the landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education. Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka,347 U.S. 483, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. Students were divided into two teams representing both sides of this issue. One team represented the Pro-Education separation by races while the other team argued the merits of the side that believed Against-Education [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:28+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Farming for Hunger

Recently students on gold, blue and green level earned a field trip to Farming 4 Hunger. Farming 4 Hunger is an organization that was formed in 2012 by Bernie Fowler Jr. in Southern Maryland. This is a non-profit organization that has partnered with over 27 local farms, 20+ churches, local business, schools, the Maryland Food Bank, the Department of Corrections and a great network of community volunteers. Not only do they distribute millions of fruits and vegetables to the hungry, he also helps inmates with a second chance of life. While there, they learned how to work as a [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:28+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Inaugural Jalen White Regional Spelling Bee

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 [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:29+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

African American History Wax Museum Visit

A primary motivation for establishing America’s first African American history wax museum was to “use education, history, and example to help culturally disadvantaged youth overcome feelings of alienation, defeatism, and despair”. Exposure to the Museum and its programs ensures that youth, as well as adult patrons, learn more about their American heritage and gain deeper insights about significant contributions to civilization by people of African descent. The students gained a comprehensive story of the African diaspora for Black History Month. Wax museums are a powerful medium. Particularly for African-American history, because so much of our history-even today-is faceless. This experience [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

ServSafe Training

Through our partnership with Prince George’s Community College, he High Road School of Southern Maryland continues to offer students an opportunity to gain training and knowledge in a variety of industries. . A number of our students are currently taking the nationally recognized ServSafe class. In this class the students are learning how to provide safe food, the forms of contamination, how to monitor time and temperature, personal hygiene practices while handling food, how to respond to a food borne-illness outbreak, biological, chemical, and physical contaminants, and deliberate contamination of food. Once complete, our students will have the opportunity to [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:34+00:00 February 16th, 2018|