DHH 1st-5th

Grade(s): Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Mountain View center-based D/HH program is a unique program that serves students preschool through fifth grade.  The D/HH program provides a full continuum of service delivery.  Services range from being fully mainstreamed to self-contained classes.  Our program is based on the total communication philosophy, not method, which embraces all communication choices and utilizes the approaches that are most effective for each individual student.  At this time, the program includes 65 students with mild to profound hearing losses.  

The students have a variety of primary communication modalities ranging from aural/oral to English-based to ASL.  Each child's communication mode is respected and encouraged.  In general, the sign system utilized for instruction and interpreting is C.A.S.E. (Conceptually Accurate Signed English).  There is also strong emphasis on the develpment of each child's auditory, speech, and speechreading skills.  Deaf role models, a Deaf studies program, organized social events with multi-age D/HH students, and sign classes for families, are all part of the program.  Five Adams County school districts have an option to refer students to Mountain View, which is considered an "inter-district" or "center" school for the D/HH population.  District 12 also offers center programs at the Middle and High School levels.

DHH 1st-5th Classrooms

Mrs. Cascini's Class

Excellence Through Education!

Welcome to my class page!!  My students are in the self-contained classroom for a majority of the day. In our classroom, we have a mix of students from grades Kindergarten through second grade. We work on academic skills (reading, writing, math,...

Ms. Glover's Class

Our hive is buzzing ~ Busy Bees are Building Our Brains!

I teach Deaf and hard of hearing 3rd - 5th grade students in a small-group classroom setting.  All instruction is delivered using both voice and sign language in all content areas.  The sign system is Conceptually Accurate Signed English (C.A.S.E...

Ms. Kovacs' Class

Excellence by Design

Welcome to my class page! I work with the mainstreamed students in first through fifth grade. My students are in the mainstream classroom for the majority of their day. I love going into each classroom to support the students in the general...

Ms. Loest's Class

Excellence by Design

Our class is a "Deaf Plus/SSN" Class, designed for children with hearing impairment and also with other special needs.  We focus on communicating in ASL, with communication devices, pictures, and other methods.  We work hard, and have fun together...