Educational delivery models are available to fit the unique needs of each student. Educational Interpreters, note takers and other accommodations are available as per the student's unique needs in their Individual Education Plan.
Self Contained classrooms
The core of the school is the self-contained classes located in schools of the Anchorage School District. They are located at:
- Russian Jack Elementary School - preschool through grade 5
- Clark Middle School- grades 6-8
- East High School - grades 9-12
General Education classrooms with support
Extra Curricular activities and events with support
Transition Readiness is a class that is designed to assist secondary Deaf and hard of hearing students with their individualized post secondary plan. Transition focuses on five main areas:
- Advocacy and Empowerment
- Education and Career Planning
- Work Habits, Skills, and Attitudes
- Independent Living
- Community Roles, Responsibilities and Resources
Check out the Navigating Life Power Point presentation for more information about these five areas.
During Transition class, students will become more familiar with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Deaf Navigator. These two agencies are not only important IEP team members, but vital post secondary resources for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Students have a wide range of vocational options. Courses at King Tech High School that students often take include auto mechanics, carpentry, child care, printing, food service and computer technology.
Community-based training for vocational programs and transition after high school has been popular and successful with AKSDHH students. Placement into the Adult Community Transition (ACT) is determined by the IEP team during the student's enrollment in high school. Teachers, interpreters and teacher assistants help students toward success in these courses. On-the-job work experience and after school jobs are a natural part of these vocational education options.
For out-of-Anchorage students, travel to and from Anchorage is provided through the Hope Community Resources-Rural Deaf Student Support Program for the school year plus winter and spring vacations. Depending on a student's age, escorts are sometimes provided.
Audiology services are provided for any student enrolled in ASD/AKSDHH. Service delivery depends on the level of support needed and is based on the students Individual Education Plan and eligibility.
Speech Language Therapy
Speech Language Therapists provide articulation and speech support for students who qualify for these services.Service delivery depends on the level of support needed and is based on the students Individual Education Plan and eligibility.
American Sign Language Support
American Sign Languge Specialist provides evaluations, recommendations, and individual and group instruction. Classroom instruction and support are also provided. Service delivery depends on the level of support needed and is based on the students Individual Education Plan and eligibility.
Listening and Spoken Language Support
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist provide evaluations, recommendations, and individual and group instruction. Classroom instruction and support are also provided. Service delivery depends on the level of support needed and is based on the students Individual Education Plan and eligibility.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Counseling
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Counseling Services provide student with social-emotional learning supports while students navigate their identity as indidivuals who are deaf or hard hearing. Service delivery depends on the level of support needed and is based on the students Individual Education Plan and eligibility.
Family Sign Classes
Sign language classes are available during the school year to all parents and family members of students attending our school. For more details contact Ann Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Request an Interpreter
For students and parents who need an interpreter for school related activities, there is an easy way to request one. Just use the email address ASL_Request@asdk12.org and list the date, time, who is involved, and any other information the interpreter will need to fulfill your request. ASL_Request will get back to you with a confirmation and it's as easy as that!
Guided Advancement Program
Guided Advancement Program (GAP) is a free online-based mentoring program for educational interpreters who currently work full time with deaf/hard of hearing stidents in Alaska and do not meet the state standard of a 4.0 on the Educational Interpreters Performance Assessment (EIPA)
Alaska Educational Interpreters Conference
AKSDHH receives grant funds to provide professional development for all Educational Interpreters working with deaf and hard of hearing students in K-12 districts throughout the State of Alaska.
We partner with the Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to host an annual 2-3 day training specific to those working in this profession. Past presenters include: Byron Bridges, Xenia Woods, Sharon Neumann Solow, Randee Pascall, Maiko Rankin and many others.