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Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Academics

WSD has a dynamic preschool through 12th grade curriculum that is based on Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards as well as the Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and Math. The curriculum is designed to meet Wisconsin’s College and Career Readiness initiative.

Licensed teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide formal academic instruction in small group settings. Our emphasis is on creating rich visual environments that develop and maintain both American Sign Language and English. In addition to core academic subjects (i.e. reading, math, social studies, science, physical education, art) WSD provides specially designed courses that are uniquely tailored to our student population. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are developed for each student and implemented throughout the education program.

To compliment and supplement a child’s course of study, we provide a wide array of support services and personnel including:

  • ASL Specialists
  • Behavioral Therapists
  • Bilingual Specialist
  • Certified Interpreters
  • Counselors
  • Occupational & Physical Therapists
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech Language Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Transition Services

Our staff members take a holistic approach to promoting socio-emotional as well as academic growth through a range of personalized services to students, their families, school districts, and communities.

The Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf are part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Learning Support.