High Road Academy
9705 Washington Blvd. N.
Laurel, MD 20723
Matthew S. Cooper, Jordan T. Pugh
09 - specific learning disabilities
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:50 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Length of School/Program Year:
11 month, extended school year
High Road Academy specializes in serving the educational, social, and emotional needs of students with Specific Learning Disabilities in grades four through twelve. The program offers personalized, interactive, multi-sensory instruction in reading, math, writing, and content areas. Each highly individualized student plan is designed with a focus on reaching the highest standards possible in keeping with the State Curriculum. Students earn credits towards a Maryland High School Diploma. Students working towards a certificate of Attendance are also accepted at High Road Academy. In addition to students with Specific Learning Disabilities, High Road Academy also serves students with Speech and Language Impairment, Other Health Impaired, Nonverbal LD, Asperger's Disorder, as well as students with secondary Emotional Impairment.
High Road Academy students are afforded a highly individualized, multi-sensory academic program based on careful assessment of strengths and needs. Pre- and post-test measures for word identification; word attack; vocabulary; comprehension; spelling; writing; math calculation; math problem solving; listening comprehension; receptive and expressive language; auditory processing; and memory provide the basis for instruction, materials, and intervention decisions. Primary emphasis is placed on intensive remedial reading programs, such as:
Orton-Gillingham Based Programs (including The Wilson Program and Phono-Graphix) Language! Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum; Glass Analysis; Rewards; Morphographs; Software Programs: Fast forWord; Lexia; Brain Train; I Ready; Skills Tutor; Inspiration; Read Naturally & Other Fluency Programs; Guided Strategic Reading; Content Enhancement Strategies; FRAMING Routine; Unit Organizers; Visualizing & Verbalizing.
Speech and language therapy, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy. In addition, High Road Academy employs three Reading Specialists