Academic excellence + great school spirit = Metro Deaf School.
Go Cheetahs! Go!
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|Mission||Metro Deaf School promotes academic excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students using an ASL/English bilingual approach. Our primary purpose is to empower our students to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed as global citizens.|
Metro Deaf School. Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
Metro Deaf School is a free public charter school for students ages 3—21, who are primarily Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. We are an urban day school serving the seven-county Twin Cites, Minnesota and western Wisconsin area.
At Metro Deaf School, our curriculum is unique. We use a bilingual, American Sign Language (ASL) and English, interdisciplinary curriculum. Students are taught the linguistic structure of both languages, and the two languages are equally valued. Research has shown that students who have higher levels of ASL proficiency also have higher levels of English literacy (Strong and Prinz, 1007)
We welcome you to our Facebook page, and encourage you to take a look and comment on what you see. We ask that your comments be positive and encouraging to those in the pictures or status updates. To ensure a positive environment, MDS staff reserve the right to remove any comments that do not reflect this kind of environment.
• 100% graduation rate
• MDS students typically outperform peers on the SAT (normed for D/HH students nationally). More than 95% of students graduating have pursued some form of higher education: 2- to 4-year colleges/universities, technical colleges or training programs.
• High School and Individuals: Gallaudet University Academic Bowl (Regionals and Nationals), RIT Science Fair
• Junior High School: Battle of the Books
• ASL Contest: Gallaudet University, K-12
• Marie Philips ASL Contest
• High school grant winner, "Student Research for Action" from national nonprofit What Kids Can Do.