Welcome to ASD High School
The Arkansas School for the Deaf High School offers academic subjects to students grades nine through twelve, as well as various vocational courses. All courses necessary for graduation, according to the requirements established by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and Career and Technical Education (CTE), are offered in ASD's curriculum. Our challenge is to help our students see a connection between what they do in the classroom and life beyond the classroom.
High School staff is currently working on implementing the Common Core Curriculum along with Arkansas Department of Education frameworks. Common Core Curriculum is expected to be fully implemented by Fall 2013. For more information: www.corestandards.org
Individual educational programs are developed for each student to challenge their ability levels and offer opportunities for real life experiences. ASD believes strongly in parents, school, and community working cooperatively. Excellence comes from striving to maintain the highest standards, looking after the smallest details, and going the extra mile. Other courses such as Physical Education, Deaf Culture and Drama are offered to students at various times.
Recent additions of the Fairview Supplementary Reading Program, the STAR Reading, and STAR Math programs have increased our students' reading and math levels, thereby preparing them for greater success at post-secondary institutions of their choice. Team Ready Curriculum for Transition classes is also available for students with special needs.
Our extra-curricular activities include: Basketball; Football; Track; Academic Bowl; Volleyball; Cheerleading; and Special Olympics. Some of our clubs are the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); Junior National Association of the Deaf (Jr. NAD); Student Council; and SkillsUSA.