MSLS brings together hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing children in a supportive environment. In addition to a regular elementary curriculum, all students receive instruction in American Sign Language and are expected to use it daily. A bicultural climate exists throughout our program. Our citywide program is available only to children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and their siblings.
By the close of the 2014-2015 school year, Milwaukee Public Schools will realize a minimum of a 5 percentage point reduction in the achievement gap of MPS students at all grade level in both math and reading and a 10 percent point increase in students meeting readiness on the ACT by providing all leaders and teachers support, aligned to the Fft and FfL, to ensure high quality instruction occurs in every classroom.
In five years, the students at Milwaukee Sign Language School will achieve individual academic goals through the use of the Common Core State Standards measured by formative and summative assessments. We will do so by creating independent, critical thinkers empowered to become lifelong culturally-sensitive learners and responsible, productive global citizens.
MSLS Believes in
- Respect for all members of the community
- High quality instruction aligned to the Common Core State Stanadards
- High expectations to meet the individual needs of students
- Cultural diversity with a special emphasis on Deaf Culture and American Sign Language
- Being a collaborative community of learners
Community partners: Florentine Opera
Other: Music, Art, Physical Education