The High School at the Oregon School for the Deaf provides an environment which allows for our students to grow academically, personally and socially. We believe in using American Sign Language and written English as the primary modes of carrying out instruction in the classrooms, yet allowing room for adjusting the mode of communication to fit a student or situational need. Students are placed in classes based on academic areas of need and improvement, which results in mixed-grade level groupings.
We offer a variety of classes which are all designed to prepare our students for the future. Students take a maximum of seven classes per semester, with the goal of meeting the graduation requirements as set forth by the Oregon Department of Education. Depending on the type of classes taken, a student can earn a diploma (Standard, Modified, or Extended) or a Certificate of Completion at graduation.
Classes are set up according to our modified Period/Block schedule. Regular day consists of seven periods, five classes in the morning then two classes in the afternoon. Homegoing 'A' day consists of 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th periods while homegoing 'B' day consists of 8th (assembly), 2nd, 4th, and 6th periods.