High School

Welcome High School Students

Grades: 7-12

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 learners on the autism spectrum to become more independent.

Our school follows the Ohio Learning Standards and Extended 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 earn their high school diploma by accumulating the required course credits, passing the End of Course Exams or Alternate Assessment of the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) with or without accommodations, and earning the required Ohio State Graduation Seals.

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, Chromebooks & iPad Technology

Fitness Center & Model Apartment

Workforce Development Program

SMARTS Community Arts Program Dance, Art, and Drum BEATS

ACT Testing Site

Participation In The Youngstown State University English Festival

Special Olympics Program - Basketball, Bowling, Pep Squad, and Track Teams

eSports Team

Swim and Fitness Trips to the JCC

Outdoor Recreational & Fitness Area

Art Therapy

Parent Testimonial

Potential Development Graduation Class of 2023