High Road School of Cecil County (Elkton, MD)

3035 Singerly Road
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-398-6900
Fax: 410-398-7322

Director
Gary Hunt

Gary Hunt - Director

The High Road School of Cecil County is a Type I educational program serving the instructional and behavioral needs of adolescents in a supportive and structured environment. The program is designed to focus on personalized academic and behavioral goals so students may return to a less restrictive setting as quickly as possible. The goals of the program are as follows:

  • To provide each student with the academic and social skills necessary to be successful in school, at home, and in the community
  • To prepare students to return to a less restrictive school setting
  • To prepare students for Maryland State testing programs
  • To provide students with consistent and structured tutorials designed to prevent regression and produce both academic and behavioral gains
  • To provide students with an array of cultural and recreational experiences
  • To provide students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the history of Maryland

The High Road School of Cecil County offers a graded program for both boys and girls aged 11 to 21 in grades 6–12. Classes are small (no more than nine students to one teacher and teaching assistant), ensuring that personalized instruction is provided to each student.

In addition to primarily serving students with behavioral problems and serious emotional difficulties, the High Road School provides services for students who also have been diagnosed with specific learning disabilities, communication disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual limitations, and other health impairments. Students are referred to the High Road School through the local school systems (i.e., Cecil County Public Schools and surrounding jurisdictions) and are enrolled, on average, for one school year. Students may be eligible for the program regardless of their current living situation (e.g., parents' home, foster care, or Alternative Living Unit).

A personalized educational program is developed for each student. The program utilizes the Cecil County Public School System curriculum for grades 6–12, operating Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The educational program focuses on academic instruction in English, math, science, social studies, and career training. The morning is devoted to academic instruction through a variety of tutorials, and the afternoon incorporates academic and recreational activities, including field trips. Additionally, when students are ready, they receive school-to-work training in the community. A strong behavioral management system is also implemented throughout the school, which emphasizes the development of appropriate behaviors necessary for scholastic and social success.

To supplement the regular 10-month school year, our school offers an Extended School Year (ESY) program that provides academic and behavioral support through subject-area tutorials in the summer months as well. Recreational and cultural experiences are provided in the form of half-day field trips, many of which relate to the culture and history of the State of Maryland.

We prioritize family involvement at the High Road School of Cecil County, and parents are always encouraged to visit the school at any time. Opportunities are available to learn more about our educational program and to become involved in our students' comprehensive educational experience here.