Touring Ranken Technical College

The high school students at High Road School of Wright City recently had the opportunity to tour Ranken Technical College in nearby Wentzville. They learned about the opportunities available to them in fields such as Advanced Manufacturing, Diesel Technology, Information Technology, and Automotive Maintenance. With graduation just around the corner for several of our students, learning about the variety of in-demand, livable wage jobs available to them through accelerated training programs such as those provided at Ranken provided an opportunity for meaningful conversations about future planning. Thank you to Brandon Fann, admissions counselor, and Ranken Technical College for hosting [...]

2019-03-18T15:22:55-04:00March 18th, 2019|

February Field Trip

This month's field trip focused on social interaction, exercise, and fun! The O'Fallon YMCA hosted us for an afternoon of basketball, rock climbing, and games. The students had a great time working up a sweat and competing against each other on the courts and the rock wall. Keep checking back to see all the exciting events we have planned for the month of March! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-03-18T20:50:23-04:00February 28th, 2019|

February Student of the Month

February's Student of the Month made an impressive rise through the Level system, worked hard on task completion, showed increased willingness to be flexible, did his best to process directions and stay on task, and averaged an impressive 95% of his daily behavior points and 100% of his daily work points throughout the month. Way to go! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-03-18T15:26:01-04:00February 28th, 2019|

High Road School Partners with Voc Rehab

High Road School of Wright City recently partnered with Vocational Rehabilitation to meet the transitional needs of our high school seniors. We would like to introduce you to Amber Cline, Counselor for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, who has been working diligently to enroll all of our eligible students in services. My name is Amber Cline, and I am a Counselor for Vocational Rehabilitation.  This year I have enjoyed working with students who are preparing for graduation with planning for the next step.  VR provides a wide range of services to eligible students with disabilities to explore career [...]

2019-03-02T23:22:19-04:00February 25th, 2019|

High Road Field Trip

High Road School students who maintained Green Level or above recently participated in a field trip to Red Lobster. For many, this was their first experience with seafood. The crab legs were a bit tricky to figure out but reported to be well worth the effort. In addition to the tasty lunch, students had the opportunity to practice ordering from a menu, appropriately interacting with wait staff, and utilizing proper mealtime etiquette. We all had a great time and look forward to our next field trip on February 27th! Visit our website to [...]

2019-02-17T14:41:50-04:00February 12th, 2019|

January Students of the Month

High Road School of Wright City was proud to recognize our first Students of the Month for 2019! These students made notable academic and behavioral progress throughout the month and exemplified the characteristics expected of good citizens of our school community. We are so proud of them! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-02-08T16:31:17-04:00February 7th, 2019|

The Importance of Empathy in Our Work with Students with Special Needs

A debate currently rages about the nature of autism. Within this debate are two important questions: Is autism a disorder to be treated? Or should society be treated to fit the needs of everyone? Like other writers who try to avoid falling into the pit of political despair, this blog will serve only to say what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would say—“It doesn’t matter!” for our day-to-day activities. I know what you’re thinking—“What a crock!” “Take a stance!” “Stir the pot!”—but my goal is not to figure out everything there is to know about people with autism, whether you see it [...]

2019-03-01T21:38:09-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Meet K9 Officer, Athena

The students in Academic II had the pleasure of hosting Officer Huston of the Wright City Police Department and his canine partner, Athena, for our first in a series of guest speakers. Officer Huston spoke to the students about his years of experience in law enforcement, offered practical suggestions to the students interested in pursuing a career as a police officer, and ended the day with a demonstration of Athena's detection skills. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-02-07T11:36:10-04:00January 25th, 2019|

When Your Child’s Behavior Becomes Extreme

When children refuse to clean up their toys or eat their vegetables, most parents know how to best handle the situation. But what if a child’s reaction to appropriate consequences is extreme, escalating to physical aggression and even property damage and making the home unsafe? This type of conduct could be the sign of emotional/behavioral issues that need to be addressed for the best interest of the child, parents and other members of the family. When children act out in these ways, it can be very disconcerting for everyone involved. Parents often take on blame and can feel too ashamed [...]

2019-03-01T21:31:42-04:00January 19th, 2019|