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Welcome to the Middle School department at the California School for Deaf. Your young adolescent child will have access to the highest quality of academic, leadership, residential and extra-curricular opportunities.
The Middle School Department is a three-year comprehensive standards-based program encompassing 6-8th grades. The department model practices are aligned with ASL and English Bilingual Education principles and the California Department of Education's vision as reflected in the CDE publication, Taking Center Stage-Act II: Closing the Achievement Gap for California's Middle Grades.
Among our course offerings are: American Sign Language Arts, English Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Career Awareness (6th and 7th grade), Career Technical Education Exploration (8th grade), and Physical Education. California state standards and bilingual education principles are integrated in instruction.
Our instructional component is supported by a variety of enriching leadership and extra-curricular activities. A sampling of these activities include; the Junior Eagles Associated Body Government, Principal Advisory Council, Junior Eagles Student Conference, Junior Eagles Leadership weekend, Annual Battle of the Books Competition, ASL Literature Play, Science Lab Festival, Point Reyes Seashore Science Fieldtrip, Science Museum Day, a wide variety of athletic competition and monthly Character Counts Student Recognition Assemblies.
To optimally serve our deaf students, we would like to involve you, as a parent and/or community member, in collaborative decision-making that will shape a formal program to prepare our students for transition into high school.
In closing, it is our commitment to provide a comprehensive instructional program to our students along with leadership and extracurricular opportunities that will ultimately prepare them for the future.