High Road Schools is excited to have entered into in-district partnership with St. Mary’s County, Maryland, for the 2017–2018 school year. High Road School has been serving students from St. Mary’s County since 2002 at our stand-alone program in La Plata, MD. This classroom program currently located at Green Holly Elementary School. This program provides services for students who are in need of intensive academic, behavioral, and social/emotional supports (outside of the general education setting) while still remaining within their local school community. The academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of each student are met through such means as a low student-to-staff ratio, individualized and small-group teaching approaches, counseling services, and a comprehensive behavior management system.
Our students are given opportunity to thrive in a highly structured, therapeutic classroom setting inside a St. Mary’s County Public School. 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 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. Being located within a public school allows our students the ability to maintain contact with their peers. Additionally, our students have 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.