Alberta School for the Deaf
Alberta School for the Deaf (ASD) promotes academic, language and literacy excellence as well as positive emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from Grades 1 through 12, in a bilingual/bicultural (Bi/Bi) program. Each individual student's program plan follows curriculum requirements set by Alberta Education. Both American Sign Language (ASL) and English are the primary languages of instruction. ASD is a teaching and learning environment where both languages are accessible, where respect is fostered for the diverse d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and that of the larger society. Students, parents/guardians, staff and community partners work together to provide the highest quality education, preparing students to be independent, successful members of the 21st century.
Program options at Alberta School for the Deaf include the following tracks: Bilingual/Bicultural Program, Total Communication Program, DHH Special Education Program, Blended Program and Outreach Program.
Classes in the identified program tracks consist of American Sign Language and English language models with embedded expertise and support from a collaborative team made up of a Teacher, Educational Assistant, Educational Interpreter, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist and/or an Aboriginal Liaison Worker, as required.
For more information, go to the Alberta School for the Deaf website.