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Deep Portage
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. 

Deep Portage 2017
Before we know it, we will be preparing to leave for our Deep Portage 2017 trip! We have listed a few pieces of information that may help your 5th grade student prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime experience they will attend in the fall of 6th grade!
  • The dates for the 2017 trip are...September 25-27.
  • The total cost for the Deep Portage experience is $150.00. This includes transportation, meals, lodging, and programming. Payments may be made after July 1, 2017 through Infinite Campus's Parent Portal. Please feel free to make payments of any increment that works for you. Lock-Ins are a fundraiser for the Deep Portage trip which help cover cost of transportation and adult chaperones.
  • 5th Graders will be hearing more information regarding their Deep Portage experience in the classrooms during spring 2017. Please feel free to email questions to Jamie Madson or Beth Russell at
+ Madson, Jamie
+ Russell, Beth
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