Wye River Upper School has just opened this September and is designed to help students with learning disabilities/differences as well as traditional students. Just approved by MSDE this summer, we have currently enrolled 10 students in 9th and 10th grades. We are still taking applications for this school year, and are beginning the admissions process for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for the 2003-4 school year.
Our school was cofounded and designed by two learning specialists, myself (head of board) and Chrissy Aull, head of school. We are located 15 minutes East of the Bay Bridge on the campus of Chesapeake College on route 50.
We have generously been given access to all the facilities on campus (pool, playing fields, new library, cafeteria) and are able to offer dual enrollment at the college to Juniors and Seniors who are ready for that experience.
Our students enjoy; personal laptop computers, choice of class size (5:1 and 15:1), tailored instruction, tailored assessment, sports, and each other. Two of our students have just initiated a student council and all our students feel a nice sense of ownership for their new school.
You can find us online at www.wyeriverupperschool.org or by calling 410-827-5822 . Help us spread the good word. We are so pleased to be able to offer this to students who need it.
Congratulations! Where were you 10 years ago:). My son is now graduating with a Certificate of Completing from Bowie H.S. in Prince George's County. His educational experience has been an uphill battle as I'm sure you know. I'm prayerful you and your students will enjoy much success.
We are now looking at the possibility of our son attending Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Know of any funding sources? Thanks.
Good luck with your new endeavor. I am a teacher at a private school K-8 for students with LD, and we have a high school, too. Our schools make all the difference for our students.
I also am the author of special education materials that I market through my company, G. Whiz Educational Resources. I'm emailing you to introduce some programs that you may find useful for your students. One is a research-based multisensory spelling program for older students that improves decoding and vocabulary called Looking Glass Spelling. You can see a sample chapter of level 1 on my website: gwhizresources.com. There are two higher levels, perhaps better suited to your students. Another is a program to help students organize and complete their homework independently while improving their time-management skills. The third is a similar program that improves time-on-task and helps students produce and complete assignments in class. All of these programs have been field tested at my school, The Community School in Teaneck, NJ with great success. Could I send you some brochures on these products?
Thank you for your time.