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High Road School of New Castle County

Richelle Sutton
Map2002 Rodman Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Education


The High Road School of Delaware decisively and compassionately bridges the gap in education for students in grades 4-12 who present with a range of unique challenges, including but not limited to: learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, Asperger's syndrome, and other autism spectrum disorders.

School's Approach

Tutorial-style method of teaching includes one-on-one core instruction based on state standards and student IEP. School's Mission Statement: Building student confidence and competence through personalized academic interventions. 1:2 student-teacher ratio.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Autism
Communication / social disorder
Deaf / hard of hearing
Developmental disability / ID
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Pervasive development disorder
County: Kent
New Castle
Location (state-county): DE
Offers residential program: yes
Services Offered: Evaluation
Vocational Training
Enrollment: 40
Grades or ages of school: Grades 3-12 (to age 21)
Staff:student ratio: 1:5
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Transportation provided: yes
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): The High Road School of Delaware works with Students who are referred by Local School Districts. Tuition needs are met by the State of Delaware and the School Districts respectively.
Tuition structure: FAPE
Assistive tech used: Computers/computer lab; Laptops; SmartBoards, iPads
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: The school focuses on meeting the needs of each students Individual Education Plans (IEP's). The school also implements a therapeutic environment with a structured behavior model.
Learning strategies: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
Support services/therapies offered: The school employs a full time social worker to provide therapy both individually and in a group setting. Physical therapists can also be utilized on an as needed basis.
Support services: Counseling
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
School nurse
Social worker
Speech therapy
Vocational/life skills: Life skills
Vocational training
Extracurriculars offered: The school works closely with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Developmental Disability Services, individualized internships, job shadowing, volunteer opportunities and life skills training. The school has sports teams(Football and Basketball)that compete against other schools in the region. The school also has a partnership with the Special Olympics of Delaware and students are encouraged to take part in numerous incentive driven activities.
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Field trips
Physical education
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