We implement the Harford County Public School (HCPS) curriculum. If a class is offered for a student who is not a HCPS student, and HCPS does not have a curriculum available, another Local School System’s curriculum may be used.
For our students working towards a diploma, the curriculum will be accommodated as designated in the IEP. For students working to a certificate of completion, more significant modifications to the curriculum may be made, so the students is being taught to the their appropriate instructional level.
Our school Executive Director is Audrey Wanga, and she can be reached at [email protected]. She is supported by an amazing team.
An IEP Coordinator – coordinates with families, Local School Systems, and Arrow providers to help craft the best IEP to meet each student’s needs.
Special Educators – certified through the Maryland State Department of Education. Each teacher works in a self-contained classroom, with no more than nine students.
Assistant Teachers – who support the instruction and classroom environment. Assistant Teachers remain with the same groupings of students throughout the day, and partner closely with the Teacher in providing quality group and individualized instruction.
Licensed Clinicians – who provide individual and group therapy, and support the growth in social-emotional and self-management goals on the IEP.
Behavior and Academic Specialists – who provide leadership and ensure fidelity to the work our Assistant Teachers and Resource Specialists do.
Resource Specialists – who provide preventative behavioral support, as well as safe and respectful crisis management as needed.
A contractual Psychiatrist – who partners with families to provide evaluator services and medication management as needed.
Contractual Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists – who provides services as designated on students’ IEPs.
A Treatment Coordinator – who is the contact point for all related services.
A designated Certified Medication Technician – who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and provides medication administration and first aid care.
A Vocational Coordinator – who works with students, families, the community, and post-secondary resource for a successful transition after high school.
A Program Assistant – who serves as a point of contact for students records
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) – is available in individualized cases when the IEP team has determined an ABA approach is appropriate.
Arrow Riverside follows Harford County Public Schools’ inclement weather decisions and will make up any missed days.
Because your student completed the graduation requirements of their Local School System, which are the same requirements as their home school, your child’s diploma or certificate of completion will say the name of their home school—C. Milton Wright, Edgewood High, etc. It is then up to your child if they want to share where they achieved those diploma requirements and mention Arrow.
It varies on the needs of the student, but we work closely with the LSS, mostly Harford County Public Schools, to create a plan that works for that student. Sometimes, that involves a student attending their home school for half of the day and to the Arrow Riverside school for half of the day, before fully going back. But in all cases, we work to ensure that the supports and skills needed in the home school environment are closely mirrored and practiced at Arrow Riverside, to increase the success.
Students come to us through the IEP central team process. A Local School System (LSS) will refer the student to us. We will contact the family and set up a tour for both the family and student. Interested parents are always welcome to tour the school even if they have not been referred. It is our courtesy to the LSS to notify them if an interested parent tours before a central IEP.