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Deputy Secretary Christian Miele had a fantastic visit with The Highlands School on Friday! Thanks for the tour and hands on demos. Such innovative and cool things happening!
Discovering Me...Without You: An Annual Personal Essay Contest is for Teen girls 14-17 who live in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. It is designed to aid in the healing of fatherless girls by using the personal essay to help them discover their strengths and resilience. Cash prizes are presented to the winners and the writings of all finalists are published in a chapbook that is released in the spring of each year.

It is supported through generous contributions from Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Emmanuel Bailey, Veterans Services Corp, Pepco, an Exelon Corporation, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation and Esther’s Friends.

The entries will be judged by a team of successful professional leaders including Ana Acevedo holds a degree in psychology and is a manager in the DC government; Patricia Bitondo is a board member of the Educational Foundation of the Woman’s National Democratic Club and a businesswoman; Ana R. Harvey is a former senior executive in President Barack Obama’s administration who focused on the development of women-owned businesses; Alicia Henry, former nonprofit executive; Winfield Swanson is Director of Communications for the Woman’s National Democratic Club; Addison Switzer is an actor and CEO of BuckWild Media; Shelley Livingston and Jerry Malmo.

CONTEST RULES:
Essays must have a cover page with the author’s name, age, home address, email address and name of school.
Essays must also have a title of the essay on all pages; the author's name may not appear on any page other than the cover page.
Essays must be original and use proper citation(s); they cannot contain the words of another person without giving that individual credit within the text of the essay.
Essays must be between 750 words and 1500 words;
Essays must be written in English--the writer should indicate at submission if English is not her native language.
Essays must be typed with 12- point font, doubled spaced, printed only on one side of the paper; essays may be submitted electronically either as a doc. or pdf file

For more information about the contest, visit http://www.estherproductionsinc.com/contest
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We had the pleasure of being a part of “The Big Event” (a 5k race & fun walk, golf tournament, & tennis tournament) again this year! This event benefits the The Highlands School and helps to raise money for scholarships! Thank you to our friends at The Highlands School for having us, we hope the chicken sandwiches fueled you up for this great event! ♥️⠀

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#Harford County is proud to support the The Highlands School for students in our community who have learning differences. William K Boniface Barry Glassman
Students at The Highlands School School are bright and creative children with dyslexia, ADHD, and other language-based learning differences. The school’s signature executive function program helps students develop EF skills (like time management, notetaking, and active listening) through classroom strategies and integrates the practice into unique small group instruction and classrooms.
Clinics Update:

We will be running a Maryland Clinic on Saturday The Highlands School from 2 PM until 4 PM.

Sunday in North Carolina Cape Fear Academy 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM.

Reach out to Coach Tony Martin at 443-744-0925 to register!
HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY to our member, The Highlands School! The Highlands School is an EF smart school that specializes in educating bright and creative children with dyslexia, ADHD, executive function weakness, and other language-based learning differences. Learn more here: https://www.highlandsschool.net/
Maryland:

Join the fun in our Skill Development Clinics every Saturday The Highlands School 2 PM - 4 PM. You must register in advance by contacting:
Coach Martin @ 443-744-0925
or
Coach Wyatt @ 443-807-4546
Maryland Small Group Skill Training Clinics held Saturday's & Sunday's 2:30-4:30pm The Highlands School & continuing through the fall, winter and spring. Must register in advance. Contact Coach Tony Martin at 443-744-0925
Message us to learn how to sponsor the The Highlands School BIG EVENT in October at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs!

We are proud to support their mission to provide education for students with dyslexia, ADHD, and language-based learning differences.

Psst...one of their auction items last year was a trip to Mexico!
Last weekend to sign up for our last week of summer camp 2021! Held in Bel Air, Maryland at The Highlands School. Call or text Coach Martin at 443-744-0925. Or visit www.intensityfundamentalbasketball.com to sign up!
Our awesome award winners! Great week making new friends.
Still time to sign up for July 5 week at The Highlands School. In Bel Air, Maryland.
Call or text Coach Martin 443-744-0925 to register.

The Highlands School is an EF Smart School that specializes in educating students with dyslexia, ADHD, and language-based learning differences.

We are an independent, non-profit, co-educational school conveniently located off of I-95 (Exit 80) in Bel Air, Md. The school offers a full-time school-year program, a 5-week summer program, and tutoring services. The Highlands School is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Operating as usual

03/11/2022

At The Highlands School lower school students spend half of each day in small group instruction (2 to 4 students per instructor) in Phonics, Comprehension, and Math. Our individualized approach has a proven track record of success. Learn more: https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/lower-school/

Photos from The Highlands School's post 03/11/2022

During the Read-a-thon, Dr. Bob Willenbrink of the Maryland Center for the Arts read Thundercake to our Lower School small groups classes. This week, the students made a Thundercake (super delicious, according to Mr. Seth!) and practiced writing skills to describe the experience!

03/10/2022

Our lower school students study a variety of subjects, including Mind That’s Mine, Science, Social Studies, Social Confidence, Art, Music, and Physical Education. Think The Highlands School is a good fit for your young student? Schedule a tour today. https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/lower-school/

03/07/2022

Our lower school has a maximum class size of 12 students with one teacher and one teaching assistant. Individualized instruction is one of the keys to academic success. At The Highlands School, our small class size ensure that your child recieves the attention needed to thrive. Learn more: https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/lower-school/

03/04/2022

Lower school student Adrian shares what he loves about the Highlands School, his teachers, his friends and more. Hear what he has to say!

03/02/2022

At The Highlands School our lower school is designed for students who want to strengthen reading and other learning skills. Interested in learning more? https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/lower-school/

02/24/2022

Our summer academic program, Mind Jump, will be here before you know it! Mind Jump is from June 27-July 29. Apply today and help your child feel more confident than ever entering the school year! https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/mindjump/

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/22/2022

Celebrating "Twosday" and our 102nd day of school!

02/22/2022

What sets our Mind Jump program apart? At The Highlands School, we use a structured, sequential, individualized instruction tailored to each child’s unique learning style. Apply today to ensure your child's spot this summer! https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/mindjump/

02/18/2022

Have you registered for Mind Jump yet? In our Mind Jump Summer Academic Program, students get a jump start on the upcoming school year! Don't miss out. Apply today: https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/mindjump/

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/17/2022

Today local author D.A. Jennings shared her work and her passion for writing with our students!

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/16/2022

Our Read-a-thon continues!
Today, Ms. Rhonda returned to read to the Appaloosas and Ms. Kathy, in her wackiest Wacky Wednesday gear, captivated Lower School small groups. Chuck Fry of Rocky Point Creamery in Frederick read the book inspired by him (Tales of the Dairy Godmother Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish) to our Lower School classes. A special treat was that Ms. Vicki Whitaker, one of our Founders, read to Middle School small groups!

02/16/2022

Our one-of-a-kind Mind Jump program is a 5-week summer program that meets daily for half days and includes fun, engaging activities that stregthen written expression, reading comprehension, math, and much more. Help your child flourish and gain confidence. Apply for Mind Jump! https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/mindjump/

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/15/2022

Today's guest reader is Ms. Beth Maahs-Hoagberg, one of the founders of The Highlands School!
Our students have logged 8,855 minutes of reading in our Read-a-thon, with three days to go!

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/14/2022

Our Read-a-thon continues! Today our Guest Readers were Rhonda and Kathy, beloved retired teachers, and Ms. Pat, our first head of school, current board member, and proud grandmother of one of our students.
So far, our students have logged 7,825 minutes of reading!

02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day! At The Highlands School, we believe in fostering love in a variety of ways. Whether it's through friendships or a love of reading there are so many ways to spread love!

02/11/2022

Mind Jump is offered to rising 2nd to 9th graders. During Mind Jump students will learn in small groups, increase phonics knowledge, develop comprehension strategies, strengthen math skills, and more. What are you waiting for? Apply today! https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/mindjump/

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/10/2022

Our Read-a-thon continues (the students have logged over 4,000 minutes of reading so far)!
Today Dr. Bob Willenbrink, Executive Director of the Maryland Center for the Arts, was our guest reader. Dr. Willenbrink read everything from Thunder Cake to the Declaration of Independence!

02/09/2022

Hear from Highlands School student Natalia about how THS inspired her love of theater, improved her reading, and more! 🎬📚👏

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/09/2022

Our first-ever Read-a-thon is underway, and already our students have logged nearly 3,000 minutes of reading! Today Mr. Seth, head of school, and Ms. Adriana at the front desk read to classes.

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/08/2022

The Chincoteagues started an Organization Unit in Executive Function by "Cleaning Up Their Rooms"! Before gluing down the items in their clean imaginary bedrooms, they really enjoyed making their rooms as messy as possible first! When everything has its place it's much easier to stay organized.

Photos from The Highlands School's post 02/07/2022

This spring, our Drama Club will present "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." HOH Woodworking is already hard at work on making the sets!

02/02/2022

Congratulations to Upper School student Jasmine on earning 2021 Year End Awards from the Maryland Horse Training Association! Jasmine was Reserved Champion for the “Red Buzzard Award” in the rider division (red ribbon), and 7th place, Beginner Novice, in the horse division ( purple ribbon).

02/01/2022

Welcome Seth Linfield as the head of The Highlands School! Seth is a seasoned independent school leader who cares deeply about the mission of The Highlands School. We could not be more thrilled to have him on our team.

02/01/2022

Have you registered for Mind Jump yet? In our Mind Jump Summer Academic Program, students get a jump start on the upcoming school year! Don't miss out. Apply today: https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/mindjump/

01/28/2022

10th grade student Cam shares how The Highlands School has changed his life and fostered a love of learning!

Photos from The Highlands School's post 01/28/2022

In Art, the Appaloosas are learning about Illustration and how Illustrators have the power to bring a story to life! We read "The Rainbow Fish" and carefully observed the illustrations. Students then created their own colorful fish!

Photos from The Highlands School's post 01/26/2022

Thank you, St. Paul's Lutheran School, for a great basketball game today!

School for ADHD, Dyslexia - The Highlands School 01/25/2022

School for ADHD, Dyslexia - The Highlands School

We love hearing from Highlands School parents! Thank you for your kind words!

School for ADHD, Dyslexia - The Highlands School The Highlands School educates children with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other language-based learning differences.

Photos from The Highlands School's post 01/21/2022

Bingo is Back!!

01/20/2022

Through our Homeschool Extension program, students are able to join small group classes in Phonics, Comprehension, and Math. In Phonics we maximize success by integrating methods like Orton-Gillingham and LindaMood Bell, in Math instruction is completely individualized, and in Comprehension vocabulary is emphasized. What are you waiting for? Enroll your student today and watch them succeed. https://www.highlandsschool.net/ef-smart-school/homeschool-extension/

01/17/2022

Today The Highlands School honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/14/2022

8th grader Taylor-Lily shares her experience in our Homeschool Extension Program. Hear how homeschool extension has helped her thrive!

School for ADHD, Dyslexia - The Highlands School 01/14/2022

School for ADHD, Dyslexia - The Highlands School

Don’t miss out! Our preferred consideration admissions deadline is quickly approaching. Watch your child thrive and succeed at The Highlands School. Apply today. https://www.highlandsschool.net/admissions/application-process/

School for ADHD, Dyslexia - The Highlands School The Highlands School educates children with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other language-based learning differences.

Our Story

The Highlands School is intended for bright and creative children in Kindergarten through the 12th grade with dyslexia, ADHD, and other language-based learning differences. We instill hope and confidence in our students by fostering a positive and nurturing environment. We focus on teaching our students methods to help them realize their strengths, overcome frustrations, and achieve academic and social success.

We are an independent, non-profit, co-educational school conveniently located off of I-95 (Exit 80) in Bel Air, Md. The school offers a full-time school-year program, a 5-week summer program, and tutoring services. We are members of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS).

The Highlands School is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

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2409 Creswell Rd
Bel Air, MD
21015

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