What Makes Us Different
Our educational programs are individually planned and monitored to access the unique learning styles of each student. We implement a unique arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and increased self-esteem.
Small Classroom Size
Our classrooms have no more than eight students per teacher. The Primary classrooms have ratio of five students per teacher and paraprofessional.
Clinically Researched Curriculum
Our program implements scientifically researched curriculum proven effective in teaching students with unique learning styles. Additionally, our program implements clinical methods which help improve auditory and visual comprehension, verbal intelligence, memory, processing speed, attention, listening, logic and reasoning and organizational skills.
Weekly Progress Reports and Parent/Teacher Communication
Parent-teacher communication is considered a vital part of education. Our teachers send home an individualized weekly progress report that indicates how the students performed in each subject area for that week. This is accompanied by a packet containing the student’s work. This packet must be reviewed and signed by the teacher, parent, and student. In addition, parents can call or email the teacher at all times. Teachers are always available to meet with parents every morning before classes begin.
In-House Speech and Occupational Therapy
Parents who are interested in having their child receive therapy during school hours have the option of enrolling them Speech and Occupational Therapy. Our independent providers a fully licensed by the state of Florida.
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Teachers and Paraprofessionals are Clinically Trained
The effectiveness and success of our program is directly related to our elite team of educators. Our teachers hold degrees in their field and have gone through extensive training in teaching strategies and behavior management. Many of them began as paraprofessionals in our school. Our Teacher Assistants are presently taking courses towards a Bachelors Degree in Special Education. They possess a passion for teaching children with learning differences.
Full range of Arts, Athletics, Music, Social Activities, and Extra-Curricular Classes
Our students participate weekly in physical education, art, and music classes. They are also given the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of extra-curricular classes offered after school. Our athletic program includes both intramural and competitive basketball, baseball, soccer, and volleyball.
Nurturing, innovative and supportive environment for Students and Parents
At Highpoint, we address a student’s academic, social, and emotional needs by providing an understanding and caring environment, character education, and strong collaboration with our families. Our administrators and faculty foster a personal relationship with each student and their parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Classes begin at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 pm.
Hot school lunch is served Monday through Thursday for $4.50 a day. Students also have the option of bringing their own lunch from home. On Fridays, students can order Pizza Lunch for $5.00. We offer a Glutten free pizza for students on the GLCF diet.
Morning transportation is offered from stops in the Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay area through a private Mini-Van service.
Before and After School Care
Before and after care is offered at no additional cost to our families. Before care is from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. After care runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Uniforms may be purchased at Sunshine Uniform on Sunset and 97th Avenue.
Girls: Burgundy Jumper with Beige Polo.
Boys: Burgundy long pants with Beige Polo.
PE Uniform: PE class is offered every Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, students remain in their PE uniform all day.
Shoes: Students are required to wear solid black sneakers.
Winter Attire: Only the burgundy sweatshirts and jackets can be worn. These may be purchased at Highpoint Main Campus located at 12101 SW 34th Street.