Alabama School for the Deaf

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ASD Overview

Welcome to Alabama School for the Deaf – the “Home of Champions!” And our students truly are champions – in the classroom, in athletics and in their daily lives! We’re an accredited school program celebrating over 150 years of serving Alabama’s children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Today, ASD provides traditional and nontraditional programs and educational experiences for children ages 3-21 with hearing loss as residential or day students. As a residential school, ASD provides educational opportunities on a 24 hour/7 day basis in a communication-rich environment as compared to a 7 hour/5 day traditional approach. Students participate in extracurricular activities such as state and national championship sports, tutoring sessions, field trips, drama, clubs and various recreational activities.

ASD is accredited by the Alabama State Board of Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf. There is no tuition, room or board for students whose families are Alabama residents. Students follow a curriculum based on the Alabama State Department of Education’s course of study, just as their hearing peers do.

ASD’s Work Experience Program prepares students for competitive or supported employment upon graduation through a variety of career exploration and on and off campus work experiences during the year and in their respective hometowns in the summer.

Reading and language development is a high priority in the ASD curriculum that embraces the national Shared Reading Project, Accelerated Reader and the STAR Schools Technology Project.

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