Delaware School for the Deaf Statewide Programs/Services
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: Christina School District Telephone: (302) 454-2301
Address: 630 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark DE 19713 Web: Delaware School for the Deaf Statewide Programs/Services Page
Principal: Laurie Kettle-Rivera

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Exemplary Programs
The Delaware School for the Deaf (DSD) is committed to supporting and enhancing the individual development of each student by providing a comprehensive educational program. All staff members complete a 2-year American Sign Language-English Bilingual Training program to ensure students are being served utilizing best practices. Students participate in academic opportunities such as the BioGENEius Challenge, Academic Bowl, DSD Math Bee, and Geography Bee. DSD educates students social-emotionally by being a Positive Behavior Support school and hosting events like Spread the Word. LINK (Literacy & Innovative Networking for Knowledge) Center provides cutting edge services and supports for language development, literacy, arts & technology integration, educational advocacy, and accommodations. DSD supports student participation in the Deaf Community and has active roles in organizations such as JrNAD, D-PAN, and De’VIA.

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Curriculum Highlights
DSD follows an American Sign Language (ASL)-English bilingual program. Research-based, best practices are utilized with an emphasis on developing and maintaining balanced proficiency in both languages. Students develop their social and academic language skills in flexible, data-driven groupings. Instruction is tailored to students’ individual needs for receptive/expressive ASL, reading/writing English text, and, when appropriate, receptive/ expressive Spoken English. Teachers follow Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards, and Delaware State Standards for Social Studies and all elective classes. DSD integrates experiential, project-based learning approaches with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics (STEAM) to create dynamic learning opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity to become 21st Century learners and contributing citizens.

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