LearningToday METRO DEAF SCHOOL Leading Tomorrow
METRO DEAF SCHOOL• Free public charter school• For students who are primarily Deaf, DeafBlind/HH, Ages 3—21• Bilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum• Using American Sign Language (ASL) & English• Serves seven-county Twin Cities area & western Wisconsin
AT METRO DEAF SCHOOL • Every student we serve succeeds • Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved • Teachers are role modelsOur school is diverse in cultures,and we recognize the uniqueneeds of each family we serve.
UNIQUE TO METRO DEAF SCHOOL • Bilingual Program – ASL/English languages • Using two languages promotes higher levels of language and literacy development • Higher levels of ASL proficiency = Higher levels of English literacyStudents are taught the linguisticstructure of both languages, bothlanguages are equally valued.
UNIQUE TOMETRO DEAF SCHOOL• Exceptional teachers• CAEBER trained through Gallaudet• Intensive two-year program with 1-4 levels of professional development• All classroom instruction reflects bilingual approach
UNIQUE TOMETRO DEAF SCHOOL• Multiple extracurricular options• After-school activities for students in grades 3-12• Sports for JHS and HS – football, basketball, volleyball• Driver’s Ed for HS
STUDENT TOP HONORS& RECOGNITION• 100% Graduation Rate• Outperform peers on the SAT (normed for D/HH students nationally)• More than 95% of students graduating pursue some form of higher education• ASL Contest: Gallaudet University, K-12• Junior High School: Battle of the Books
STUDENT TOP HONORS& RECOGNITION• Marie Philips ASL Contest• Gallaudet University Academic Bowl (Regionals & Nationals)• RIT Science Fair• “Student Research for Action” from national nonprofit, What Kids Can Do
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