Deer Lakes Middle School supports grades six, seven and eight. In addition to our many classrooms, we also feature include a STEM/Makerspace area, technology education shop, art and music section, speech and language rooms, math support and reading areas, an Innovation Center which is our 21st Century Library/Media/Research/Makerspace, and life-skills instructional support areas.
A large gymnasium with additional floor space and stage area makes it ideal for assemblies. The gym is adjoined by Art and Band facilities.
Our infrastructure includes a technology backbone second to none. Students are each assigned a Chromebook as part of our 1:1 Initiative as well as a host of other tools that are available to them to assist in their learning. Each classroom, lab and teacher area has access to the building's network for communication within the school. Students have access to the Internet for educational purposes with security filtering.
All students are offered an engaging curriculum by a staff that will challenge them in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts/reading and social studies as well as all of our Unified and Performing Arts programs. High academic expectations are maintained and promoted through the use of time-honored instructional practices as well as effective modern strategies.
All 7th grade students will take an Exploratory Foreign Language course in 7th grade. Foreign language is offered as an elective at the 8th grade level. Students who qualify can choose to take either Spanish or French.
A Unified Arts program provides a wealth of opportunity for students to explore and develop their talents in a number of areas. These include art, instrumental music and choral music.
Computer instruction is offered to all students. As students begin to develop more advanced levels in their personal operation of computers, they will be encouraged to use that knowledge in other subject areas. Students are introduced to coding and begin exploring computer programming.
Wellness Education will focus on the development of good personal habits in relation to diet, hygiene and exercise.
A special needs program focuses on the individual needs of students enrolled in special education. To ensure their success, support is offered in the regular classroom as well as a resource room based on the child's specific needs.