Rockford Middle School sixth graders experience a three-day adventure in the woods. Deep Portage is an educational facility located in Hackensack, Minnesota. Students attend day and evening classes engaging in interdisciplinary activities. The Deep Portage experience provides exploratory learning for adolescent children. Class ratios are low with parent volunteers, Rockford staff, and Deep Portage teachers. This allows for a very personal touch to a child’s learning.
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.