High Road School of Southern Maryland (La Plata, MD)
95 Catalpa Drive, Suite 100
La Plata, MD 20646
Darin L. Sipe
The High Road Schools & Academies of Maryland specialize in serving students facing learning, language, and social challenges. As part of a network of schools comprising one of the leading specialized education companies in the country, the High Road School of Southern Maryland puts over two decades of experience to work to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for students who can best reach their potential in an alternative setting. Since we first opened our doors in May 2003, our school has focused on the distinct needs of each leaner, which is why we custom‐tailor a unique Individualized Education Program (IEP) to each student and then closely monitor the student’s progress and skills acquisition, fine‐tuning the IEP along the way, as warranted.
The High Road School of Southern Maryland serves students and families in the Tri-County Area (Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert Counties). We also provide education services to students referred from Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, and King George Counties, VA. Our central purpose is to provide our students with the guidance and the opportunities that will lead them to develop and advance academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
Our school proudly highlights the greatest strengths of our program, like small class sizes, interactive one‐on‐one instruction, and personalized academic and behavioral interventions. Students requiring supplementary services, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, or counseling, receive anything and everything they need here, for our overarching goal is to help them achieve success in all facets of their lives—in the classroom, at home, and in the community. We therefore expertly address every challenge we encounter, ultimately working toward optimum outcomes for each student in our care.
To that end, in addition to a rigorous academic program (in accordance with the guidelines and curriculum of the student’s home school district) and a comprehensive behavior management system, our program also offers our students the chance to participate in a such extracurricular activities as athletic teams (flag football, basketball, kickball) and a statewide Fine Arts Festival.