ASSDHH: A Collaborative Learning Community Committed to Success
- We are collaborative: all stakeholders consistently share and strive to find or create better ways of pursuing our goals.
- We are engaged in learning: staff, students, parents and supporters alike, finding joy in its constant pursuit.
- We are a community, a blended family, comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders bound by mutual respect of each others' values and traditions.
- We are committed to each individual learner's success and the ASSDHH mission.
The Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides an educational option for PreK-12 for deaf and hard of hearing students that fosters and supports the development of both American Sign Language and English. This learning model will enable each student to acquire and effectively use the life and knowledge skills necessary to achieve his or her own personal, academic, social and vocational goals; and by so doing make significant contributions to society in general, and to the deaf community in particular.
ASSDHH's goals are aligned with the district's Six-year Instructional Plan:
- Improve state learning standards performance of deaf education students using progress monitoring
- Investigate and implement researched based curricula for deaf education students PreK-12
- Collaborate with community and state agencies for greater deaf awareness outreach and transition planning