Each fall, sixth grade students at Rockford Middle School-Center for Environmental Studies experience a three-day adventure at Deep Portage, an environmental educational facility located in Hackensack, Minnesota. Students attend day and evening classes engaging in interdisciplinary activities. The Deep Portage trip provides exploratory learning, STEM and environmental education, and an opportunity to make memories with the entire sixth grade class.
We participate in seven daytime classes and three evening classes each year. Minnesota standards are embedded in the courses provided by Deep Portage. Integration of all core subject areas naturally happens during our Deep Portage experience.
Please explore this webpage to find out about the classes, preparations made in 5th grade, and experiences from this year's sixth graders.