At Highland Primary, we recognize that each child has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Along with a supportive staff, Highland Primary also has a variety of programs that aim at increasing strengths and helping instill a love of learning. We offer an accelerated reading program, special education, and computer literacy classes to name a few. Please contact us to find out more about what we can offer you and your child.
To meet the needs of our community, Highland Primary offers language and academic support through the ELL program. Classroom teachers use SEI techniques in the regular classroom. ELL students also receive extra support with English vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar in the ELL classroom. The ELL teacher helps the students understand academic work as needed. Parents who speak Spanish are able to communicate with school staff with the help of bilingual personnel.
Here at Highland Primary the Library/ Media Center is a great resource for our students. Each student has the opportunity to come each week to the Library during his/her scheduled class time. Students have the opportunity to hear and learn about a variety of literature as well as check out a library book. Our library is full of book catered to help our students attain their AR goals.
Here at Highland Primary, we offer special education services for students who qualify in the following categories: autism, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, mild intellectual disability, severe intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, quantitative giftedness, speech/language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.
A state certified special education teacher provides support and services, which vary from student to student. We provide some students special education services in a general education classroom, while others receive a “pull out” model where we take the student out of the general education room for specialized academic instruction. We also offer a blended program in which we provide services in a variety of creative ways. Parents are integral members of the IEP team and participate in decisions regarding the identification, placement, and services for their children.
If you have any concerns, please contact our district office for more information.
The Title 1 Reading Program at Highland Primary School offers students the opportunity to receive small group instruction in reading and writing skills by a state endorsed reading specialist.