Grades: 7-12 (up to age 22)
Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Potential Development students can earn a high school diploma while learning employment and life skills necessary to grow into independent young adults. We use the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) method, which focuses on structured teaching, highly visual planning and organization strategies and predictable environments to help leaners on the autism spectrum to become more independent.
At the same time, our school exposes the student to the Common Core Academic Standards for language arts, math, science, and social studies. To prepare students for life after high school, we help them examine career possibilities and offer exploratory visits to several employers and agencies.
As a charter non-public school, students at PDHS can earn their high school diploma via multiple pathways, including accumulating 20 high school units and passing the five parts of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) with or without accommodations, completing a standards-based Individual Education Plan and taking the OGT alternate assessment, and various other derivatives of these pathways.
Additionally, PDHS administration and staff assist students and their parents or guardians in navigating the ever-changing graduation requirements in Ohio for students with disabilities.
Potential Development High School offers:
- Low Teacher to Student Ratio
- On-Site Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy Services
- Sensory Rooms
- SmartBoard, Chrome Books & iPad Technology
- Fitness Center & Model Apartment
- Workforce Development Program
- Student Operated Retail Store
- Science Lab
- Special Olympics Program
- Student Counseling Services
- Weekly Parent Group Meetings