|Dominion Middle School serves a large general population of students as well as all middle school level students in the Columbus Hearing Impaired Program. Total communication is the mode of teaching all students however, oral/aural skills are emphasized as well. Self contained classrooms are available to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in grades 6-8. Students have the opportunity to participate with hearing peers in all aspects of the school experience.
Students served by CHIP have an Individualized Education Plan based upon current levels of performance. When mainstreaming into the general population is called for, educational interpreters are available for sign language support. CHIP students and staff benefit from a cooperative and supportive relationship with the Dominion population.
CHIP students in grades 6-8 may also participate in a Life Centered Education program. LCE provides opportunities to learn work and daily living skills through hands-on activities.