In-District Partnership – Maryland Eastern Shore: Dorchester County
Dorchester County Public Schools (http://www.dcps.k12.md.us/) has partnered with High Road Schools on full-day and partial-day programs that enhance services for students with challenging school behaviors. Through our programs at Choptank Elementary School, North Dorchester Middle School, and Cambridge–South Dorchester High School, this partnership has created opportunities for Dorchester County students who are in need of intensive behavior support to remain in their local community while still receiving the personalized attention they require to succeed academically and behaviorally. This partnership also allows students to have direct access to their district’s curriculum, equipment, and amenities as they benefit from the targeted, research-based interventions that have long been a staple of the High Road School program. In addition to primarily serving students with specific emotional disabilities (ED), the High Road School program also provides services for students who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability (ID), multiple disabilities (MD), and other health impairments (OHI).
Predicated on strong collaboration and communication between school district and High Road staff, in-district programs are designed to provide support and services for students to increase both their scholastic and their social functioning. The students are served in highly structured, therapeutic classroom settings inside public schools. The academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of each student are met through such means as a low staff-to-student ratio, individualized and small-group teaching approaches, counseling services, and a comprehensive behavior management system. The High Road staff works in unison with district special education and general education teachers to ensure that our students receive the maximum benefit from both district resources and those of the High Road program.
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Maryland Eastern Shore: Dorchester County is proudly accredited by AdvancED. Our accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do. We also are proud to be affiliated with Catapult Learning, which has received Corporate Accreditation through AdvancED.