Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Amy J Novotny
District Jefferson County R-1 School District
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 20

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Block scheduling
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning To inspire every deaf student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care. Rocky Mountain Deaf School is founded on the belief that deaf children can and should succeed. The driving force behind the school is a theme of excellence in research-based academic programs. Communication is totally accessible throughout the day from every person in the child’s environment. Each student’s potential is maximized as teachers continue to instill in each child the joy of living and learning.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
0
Music
0
AP Classes
1
Languages
including: American Sign Language (ASL)
Music None
Performing & written arts None
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered American Sign Language (ASL)
AP classes offered None

Support

10
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details RMDS offers a high level bilingual education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Additional support services are available for additional needs based on the students IEP.
Special education programs Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Deaf-blindness
Deafness
Hearing impairments

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Social emotional skills development Small class sizes with a strong focus on each child's learning needs and provides students social time with their peers.
Speech development Speech Language Pathologist time available upon request and IEP requirements.
Reading skills development Our preschool program emphasizes developing the language skills of deaf and hard of hearing students, while drawing upon the best practices of the child-development tradition in early childhood education for deaf children. We also believe learning should be fun, and incorporate fun activities to meet language and skill building learning goals.
Required credentials for lead staff Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 8
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 10

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 45% 54%
Hispanic 39% 33%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 55% 49%
Male 45% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 42%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Track
6
Boys Sports
including: Flag football
11
Clubs
including: Gardening
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Book / reading club
Cooking club
Community service
Game club
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Homework help / Study buddy club
It's Academic
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 05:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Parent involvement details Parent involvement is a critical component in each child's education. Open communications with each staff member are available to parents and IEP meetings are held annually as well as two parent/teacher conferences.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Rocky Mountain Deaf School recognizes the negative impact that bullying has on student health, welfare and safety and on the learning environment at school. Bullying is prohibited on all district property, at district or school-sanctioned activities or events, when students are being transported in vehicles dispatched by the district or one of its schools, and off school property when such conduct has a nexus to school or any district curricular or non-curricular activity or event.

Teachers

5
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Staff details All of the teaching staff at Rocky Mountain Deaf School hold a Masters in Deaf Education and are Highly Qualified in their content area of teaching.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Pick up locations within Jefferson County. Those outside Jeffco districts can contact their own district to discuss transportation services.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.rmds.co/employment/
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application

Sources

Students by group CO Dept of Education, 2015-2016