04.17.2014
Distinguished School for Autism Partners with Qdoba Mexican Grill to Teach Life Skills

SPRINGFIELD, MO (April 7, 2014) – The Rivendale Center for Autism — a member of SESI’s nationwide network of day schools and programs for alternative and special education students — has partnered with Qdoba Mexican Grill to bring...

03.28.2014
Wallingford Students with Special Needs Learn Essential Banking Skills

WALLINGFORD, CT (March 28, 2014) – The High Road Academy: Upper School in Wallingford — a member school of SESI’s nationwide network of day schools and programs for alternative and special education students — provides...

03.11.2014
ACS WASC Grants Sierra Academy of Scottsdale Accreditation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (March 11, 2014) – The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association for Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) recently granted the Sierra Academy of Scottsdale full accreditation for grades K–12. WASC is one of six...

03.04.2014
SESI School Director to Present at 11th Annual Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference

Featuring Case Study of Baltimore School That Dramatically Increased Graduation Rate, Attendance, and Test Scores While Dramatically Decreasing Suspensions YARDLEY, PA (March 4, 2014) – Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) is proud to...

02.06.2014
Valentine’s Day Dance at Special Education School Celebrates New Friends

Party Is Also an Opportunity to Practice Learned Social Skills with an Unfamiliar Group of Peers SCOTTSDALE, AZ (February 6, 2014) – The Sierra Academy of Scottsdale serves students in grades K–12 who have been unsuccessful in traditional...

10.29.2013
Eight-Year-Old Student with Autism Helps Football Team Win Championship

Low Muscle Tone and Communication Challenges Don’t StopSierra Academy Second Grader from Tackling Football SCOTTSDALE, AZ (October 29, 2013) Landon Priest, an eight-year-old with autism, just helped his football team, the Sabercats, win the...

10.29.2013
New Hope Academy in Baltimore Reduces Suspensions with Behavioral Corrective Action Plan

Successfully Keeping Students with Special Needs in SchoolAttendance Jumps Additional 5% on Top of Major Gains BALTIMORE, MD (October 29, 2013) For years, the New Hope Academy in Baltimore, a school serving students with intensive emotional needs, had...

10.01.2013
Maryland Special Education School Achieves Remarkable Gains in Reading Levels for Students with Dyslexia

October Is National Dyslexia Awareness Month LAUREL, MD (October 1, 2013) By the fourth grade, two out of three students in the U.S. are not reading proficiently. Students, educators, and parents across the country are using National Dyslexia Awareness...

09.23.2013
Students with Special Needs Operating Coffee Shop on School Campus

WALLINGFORD, CT (September 23, 2013) The High Road Academy: Upper School — a member of SESI’s nationwide network of schools and programs for students with special needs — has opened a student-run coffee shop on campus that gives...

05.13.2013
Special Education Students Experience Joy of Reading with Generous Kindle Donation

The High Road School of Delaware Puts Kindle Donation to Good Use as Amazon Donates 30 Kindles and $2,000 Worth of e-Book Downloads (Wilmington, DE)  The High Road School of Delaware welcomes students in grades 6–12 who present with a range...

05.02.2013
Paying It Forward with the Attitude of Gratitude Program

The Sierra Academy of Scottsdale Teaches Students to Show Gratitude (Scottsdale, AZ)  Teaching isn’t just about academics. The Sierra Academy of Scottsdale endeavors to go beyond academics to build students with character who are...

10.31.2012
10th-Grade Clayton Academy Student Selected to Attend Invite-Only Baseball Camp in Florida

Alternative Education School and Community Work Together to Raise Money to Send Demond Hardy to Showball MEGA Camp Showcase in December (Yardley, PA) – Demond Hardy, a 10th-grade student at the Clayton Academy in Pittsburgh, was recently...

10.19.2012
SESI Partners with MD Public Schools to Offer In-District Classrooms for Special Needs Students

High Road Schools of Maryland Provide Customized Education and Seamless Transitions for Elementary and Secondary Students with Special Needs (Yardley, PA) – High Road Schools of Maryland, a part of Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI),...

08.20.2012
Graduate of Baltimore’s New Hope Academy Comes Back to School as a Peer Mentor

(Yardley, PA) – Richard Stokes, a 2011 graduate of the New Hope Academy in Baltimore, MD, has wanted a job since graduation day. However, Richard didn’t want just any job; he wanted to work at the school that had given him so much. He wanted...

08.14.2012
SESI Announces Opening of New Special Needs School in Butte County, CA

Sierra School of Butte County Will Work with Local Public Schools to Provide Customized Education to Elementary and Secondary Students with Special Needs (Yardley, PA) – Sierra Schools of California and Arizona, a part of Specialized Education...

06.07.2012
A Graduating Senior and His Grandmother to Be Honored at Success Schools’ Capital City Program Awards Ceremony

(Yardley, PA) – Alvin Williams, a senior graduating from the Capital City Program—a Success Schools alternative education program in Richmond, VA—and his grandmother, Ms. Dorothy Williams, will be recognized during the school’s...

04.11.2012
New Autism Prevalence Statistics Make Special Education Services More Important Than Ever

(Yardley, PA) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that 1 in 88 children (and 1 in 54 boys) has a classification on the autism spectrum, an increase of 23% from just two years ago. Autism is the fastest-growing...