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Host Family Option

An Innovative Learning and Housing Option

Students identified by Governor Baxter School for the Deaf as meeting certain criteria and living one hour away or more from Portland High School, have the unique opportunity to live with a host family from Sunday evening through Friday morning during the academic school year.

Students are provided with opportunities to develop independent living skills through social, physical, communicative, and emotional growth while living with the host family. Students will be encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities at school, in the deaf community, and in the community at large.

Karen Hopkins, Executive Director