Student Spotlight – Devin Ingram

Devin Ingram is a 9th grade student at High Road Upper School. He came to us from the Lower School in September and Devin has excelled as a high school student! Every morning Devin comes to school with a smile on his face, ready to joke with the first staff member he sees. Upper School staff describes Devin as “helpful,” “thoughtful,” “wise,” and “sweet” and say he is “always in a joyful mood.” Devin’s his favorite subjects are Math and English and his dream is to play professional football as a running back. When Devin isn’t at [...]

2019-10-10T14:12:44-04:00October 10th, 2019|

Student of the Month: September

Septembers student of the month is Sergio Gonzales. Sergio is silver level, on one of the highest behavior levels. Sergio has worked very hard to earn silver level and improve his social interaction skills and anger management. Sergio has been a student with High Road Upper for just under 3 years, and came to us with severe behaviors. Presently, Sergio completes assignments, volunteers in class, is friendly with his peers and staff, and is very respectful to others. Sergio is a pleasure to have in class, and he will even try to help his peers if he sees [...]

2019-10-04T13:13:39-04:00October 4th, 2019|

Student Success: Vashann

Vashann R. has been one of many students to standout at the High Road Upper School. Vashann has had numerous successes including achieving blue level. One of his biggest accomplishments occurred this spring when Vashan represented his school at the Jalen White Regional Spelling Bee held at Prince George’s Community College. Students from across the region participated with high energy and enthusiasm with attempts at earning the coveted first place trophy. In the end, Vashann R. from High Road Upper School was the last student standing and declared the winner! We are so proud of all of [...]

2019-09-29T21:40:25-04:00September 29th, 2019|

Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019 was a major success! Students from High Road Upper, High Road Academy and High Road of Southern MD walked across the stage and received their high school diplomas. It is every educators favorite day of the year. Not because it is the end of our students time at High Road, but because it represents all of the dedication, hard work and sacrifices everyone makes to see smiles across the faces of our students and their families. One by one, each Director stood and shared personal stories of each graduate, highlighting individual accomplishments and achievements, culminating in the student [...]

2019-10-04T13:18:44-04:00June 15th, 2019|

Workforce Development – Microsoft Office Skills

Ms. Njie’s students are completing their last class in Basic Microsoft Skills, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo Maryland. Students learned the basics of using Word, Power Point, and Keyboarding (typing). Their last assignment was creating a resume, and as potential employees these students were able to put their school, community service, in school jobs experience, along with the classes that they took in High Road Schools Workforce Development Program, to let potential employers know the job skills that they have acquired. They had the opportunity to take this course on a college campus which allowed for a [...]

2019-04-19T23:02:31-04:00April 8th, 2019|

Talent Show 2019

Recently, the High Road Upper School of Prince George’s County, MD held an extravagant Talent Show. Considering the Black History Month backdrop, the show had an Afrocentric-attired theme. HRUS students showcased their talents in front of staff, parents, as well as classmates in attendance. To participate, students had to maintain a “Blue” functional level; so it was no small feat to see so many of our students qualify for this extra-curricular event. Students sang, danced, performed spoken word, and one of our sophomores even presented a young lady with a rose, teddy bear, and chocolates for the Valentine’s Day [...]

2019-03-15T10:56:09-04:00February 28th, 2019|

Thank You Ms. Lucas

Ms. D Lucas has been with High Road Upper School for eight years. Of those eight years, six were spent at the Beltsville location and the other two were spent here in our current location. Ms. Lucas held many roles during her career while at High Road including: an assistant teacher, a teacher and a certified medical technician. “Work with a purpose and be serious about our students and their success”, quoted Ms. Lucas. This was not just a saying but a philosophy that Ms.Lucas lived by and modeled.   Her positive energy and warm spirit will definitely be missed. [...]

2019-01-20T21:48:29-05:00January 11th, 2019|

Making A Difference

Our student’s volunteered last week at Martha’s Table in Washington, DC. Pictured are a Freshman and Sophomore. They were challenged to help prepare a meal for 250 people who are currently experiencing homelessness. Not only did they prepare the vegetable but they actually cooked the chicken stew with the assistance from the chef. More students are scheduled to continue to volunteer with this organization in the future.

2018-12-15T13:30:35-05:00December 15th, 2018|

CORE 4 Awards

High Road Upper School is no stranger to the four core principles that are the foundation and standard for High Road staff. This academic school year the administrators are going to award staff members who have demonstrated said principles during their daily routines. One of the winners for the month of October was Mr. McNeil. Mr. McNeil was awarded the transparency award. He is a seasoned social worker from New York who has always been passionate about education. “I was surprised at the award, just doing my job” stated McNeil. His vibrant attitude and motivation is very apparent in [...]

2018-12-15T13:22:00-05:00December 5th, 2018|
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