High Road School of Norwalk (CT)
17 North Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
High Road School of Norwalk, a division of Specialized Education Services, Inc. of CT, is an 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 that students can return to a less restrictive educational setting. The goals of the program are as follows:
• to provide each student with the academic and social skills to be successful in the school, community and family system;
• to prepare students to return to a less restrictive setting as quickly as possible;
• to prepare students for State of Connecticut testing programs;
• to provide students with consistent and structured tutorials in order to prevent regression and produce both academic and behavioral gains;
• to provide students with an array of cultural and recreational experiences;
Education Directors are responsible for the operation of the respective sites. High Road School of Norwalk has gathered an interdisciplinary staff to provide a comprehensive special education program. In addition to an Education Director, High Road School of Norwalk employs certified special education teachers, teacher assistants, school social workers, school psychologists, and speech and language pathologists. The services of a psychiatrist and occupational therapists are available contractually on an as needed basis.
The High Road School of Norwalk addresses the instructional and behavioral needs of students with exceptionalities including, but not limited to ED, specific LDs, communication disorders, OHIs, ASDs, TBIs, ADHD, and multiple disabilities through a supportive and structured environment. Our small class sizes are designed to focus on individualized academic and behavioral goals so students can return to a less restrictive setting. Related services include OT, PT, speech/language therapy, social work, and school psychological services.
High Road School of Norwalk’s educational course sequencing is based on that of the respective district and addresses all state standards in order to help them either reintegrate into the public school system or proceed toward graduation. Class size is small with no more than ten students per teacher and teaching assistant, ensuring that personalized instruction is provided to each student.
High Road School of Norwalk accepts students for diagnostic services as well. The 45‐day transitional IAEP program is a fully developed academic and behavioral intervention plan that expertly meets all district needs for interim placements. It encompasses intensive academic intervention, comprehensive behavior management, and individual and group counseling. With the end goal of reintegrating participating students into their public schools settings, High Road School assists public school districts with appropriate placement evaluation, review, and appropriate recommendations to best meet the needs of the student.
The High Road School of Norwalk operates Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The core subjects are provided through a rotational academic model, emphasizing tutorial instruction. Elective opportunities include vocational education, computer technology, social skills, Spanish, art, health, physical education, and culinary services.
Other features of the program include transitional services, integrated computer technology in every classroom, social skills classes, individual and group counseling, physical education, and intramural sports.
In addition to the ten-month school year program, an extended school year (ESY) program is offered. The program provides academic support in an effort to prevent regression of skills and/or further acquire and develop academic and behavioral skills through subject area tutorials, behavioral instruction, recreational activities, and cultural experiences.
Parents are always encouraged to visit the school at any time. Opportunities are available to learn about the school program and to become more involved in their child’s academic endeavors. Family involvement continues to be a focus at the High Road School of Norwalk.
High Road School of Norwalk does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion or gender in the admission of students or employment of staff.