The Middle 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 as the primary mode of carrying out instruction in the classrooms, as well as written English, 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 provide a comprehensive educational program for students in grades six through eight. The following core classes are offered: Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies. Students attend PE classes 4 days per week. Health class is offered during the 2nd semester. Elective vary from the arts to video editing.
Classes are set up according to our Period schedule. Regular day consists of seven periods, four classes in the morning then three 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.