Students at California School for the Deaf are engaged in a positive environment where ASL and English are valued, cultures are embraced, learning is relevant, and self-worth is uplifted. In collaboration with families and school communities, Southern California students prepare for college and careers through academic rigor, innovative technology, and extra-curricular opportunities.
children becoming balanced bilingual individuals by recognizing the relationships between language development, cognitive development and social/emotional development.
and utilize data to ensure ongoing, consistent improvement both for the individual student and the school as a whole.
professionally as educators who implement standars-based best practices by planning collaboratively with resources and training.
a physically and emotionally safe learning environment.
families as a vital part of the students' learning, where staff and families work together, and put the good of the student first.
Students will effectively communicate opinions, ideas, and information through American Sign Language and English.
Students will contribute in shared learning and knowledge as accountable members.
Students will engage in multiple literacies to comprehend and reflect on information for learning and meaningful participation.
Students will apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate resources to solve complex problems.
Students will demonstrate courage, respect, and excellence as they serve within their communities.
Students will take responsibility for their own learning with self-discipline, honor, and integrity.
We have a visual expression of our purpose - one that marries our past to our present and sets the course for where we're headed in the future. This bilingual logo, by Deaf professional designer Suzanne Stecker, symbolizes our commitment to you that we'll remain true to our core values as we set our sights on the future.
Photo Credits : High School Yearbook Students - Cherilyn Barrett - Auna Fergusen - Jens Rechenberg '81 - Jaclyn Vincent