HRS at Denton Elementary

In-District Partnership – Maryland Eastern Shore: Caroline County


Denton ESHigh Road School at Denton Elementary

303 Sharp Road
Denton, MD 21629

For Program Information:

Beth Cubit


Staff (left to right): Dave Lackey, Teacher Assistant; Jill Fitzpatrick, Classroom Teacher; and Amanda Benchoff, Teacher Assistant.


The High Road School at Denton Elementary is a contracted special education classroom within the school that hosts both full-day and partial-day programming for students with emotional disabilities in grades K–5. Students receive a highly individualized, multisensory academic/behavioral program based on an assessment of each student’s particular needs and strengths. The primary objective of the program is to accelerate student performance to a level necessary to reach achievement standards aligned with the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. In addition to primarily serving students with specific emotional disabilities (ED), the High Road School program provides services for students who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability (ID), multiple disabilities (MD), and other health impairments (OHI). Since the High Road program is located within Denton Elementary School, our students are able to share the public school’s curriculum, materials, equipment, and amenities while still receiving targeted, research-based interventions that have been customized to advance the reading, writing, and math skills of challenged students, along with their ability to better understand and master content. Ultimately, we are committed to building the confidence and competence of every one of our students by providing them with consistent and structured instruction in deficit areas and teaching them how to become independent learners in the general education setting. At the High Road School at Denton Elementary, leading students to success is our steadfast focus and mission.

Denton St. Patrick’s Day 5K

On March 18, High Road School staff from our Eastern Shore programs enjoyed supporting the Denton St. Patrick’s Day 5K for the sixth year in a row. Staff members manned the water station, served as race guides, and were runners as the community braved the cold temperatures to support Caroline County Parks and Recreation. Since 2012, High Road School members have been partners in helping to raise money for summer youth camps. See more pictures from the event in the Photos tab.