Parents and students

Get involved


AKSDHH's Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) has been an active organization for many years. Through this association, there is a back-to-school picnic, a winter celebration and a spring social. In addition, the PTSA hosts the annual Deaf Jam, a charity-themed basketball event at East High School.  The money earned through the PTSA goes to support teachers and students for academic and social enrichment via field trips or classroom projects (food, materials or transportation etc.).  


There has recently been a changing of the guard and the AKSDHH PTSA needs YOU!!  We need a PTSA President to help make the 2014-2015 school year run smoothly.  We also need any and all volunteers to join our general membership. Come be a part of something GREAT and help support our promising young Deaf students!  Find out more information on the PTSA INFORMATION flyer.



 ASSDHH Family Picnic image with balloons and food.

2013 AKSDHH Annual Picnic

Family and Community Activities

Family Sign Language Classes

Sign language classes are available during the school year to all parents and family members of students attending our school. We now have a schedule and registration forms available.  Please see the Family Sign Language Classes and Sign Class Registration flyers for more details or contact Tracy Pifer at or Amy Conway at for more details.


Jr.Nad Pizza Night

Sponsored by the Anchorage Chapter of the Junior National Association of the Deaf, Pizza Night is a way for the Jr. NAD to earn money for activities, community service, and much more! Previously held at Round Table Pizza, Pizza Night has now been moved to the Denali Deaf Community Center (DDCC) with great success.  Come join us in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of pizza and drinks available and lots of interaction with all our Deaf friends. Plus, you will be supporting your local Jr.NAD.  See theJr. NAD Pizza Night flyer for dates and times, or for more information contact Courtney Westmann at


Other Resources

Requesting 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 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!


STEP Center

The STEP Center is a disability information and resource center for students, educators and parents. The center maintains an extensive lending library open to Anchorage students, parents, educators and community members.  Find more information at their website.  And don't forget to check out their Lending Library.

Learn sign language

Websites to help you learn sign language:


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