Program Information

Program Information

The High Road School of Massachusetts is a Type 1 educational program serving the instructional and behavioral needs of adolescents with emotional disturbances in a supportive and structured environment. Every day, our school puts more than 25 years of experience to work for our student body, concentrating on implementing our innovative, effective, and time-proven instructional and behavioral model to expertly address our students’ particular challenges and preparing them for reintegration into the least restrictive environment possible, as quickly as possible.

To accomplish our mission, we custom-design individualized special education plans for each student, placing intensive emphasis on scholastics through the use of a tutorial-based rotational system that ensures that each student receives challenging one-on-one instruction in all core academic areas. At the High Road School of Massachusetts, we augment our instructional model with numerous computerized curriculums that further reinforce newly acquired skills; and we make sure each of our students receives any and all supplementary services required to reach identified goals, like individual counseling or occupational therapy. For our older students, we offer a wide array of on-site and community-based transitional “School-to-Work” services, designed to prepare them for postgraduation employment. And throughout it all, our highly advanced rewards-based behavioral management system is fully integrated into all aspects of our special education program, consistently motivating our students to ever-higher levels of self-esteem and success—in the classroom, at home, and in the community.

The Transition Program at the High Road School of Massachusetts is designed to provide students opportunities that will prepare them for independent living following graduation and for productive, rewarding futures. Accordingly, we offer a host of services, courses, trainings, and experiences that expose them to various career paths, industries, and trades. As we equip them with occupational skills and vocational skill sets, we also provide comprehensive career readiness in the form of résumé preparation, job application completion and submission, mock interviews, and job training. Our school produces its own product line in our manufacturing shop as well—just one of the ways in which we familiarize future professionals and entrepreneurs with retail sales and customer service experience. Job placements/internships, community mentorships, field trips, guest lecturers and demonstrations, college campus tours, postsecondary education counseling, and career fairs … they all contribute to High Road’s diverse and ever-growing menu of Transition Program components.