Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Alaska School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Location
Alaska School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is located in Anchorage
Alaska School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Alaska School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99504[1][2]
Information
Type School for the Deaf
Established 1975
School district Anchorage, Alaska
Principal Diane Poage[1]
Grades Pre-K to 12[1][3][2]
Enrollment 35[1] to 50[3][2]
Number of students 35
Color(s) Purple and white[1]
Mascot Otter[1]
Languages American Sign Language, English[1]
Website

The Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ASSDHH) is a public school located in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

History[edit]

In 1972, the Alaska Department of Education, in collaboration with the Anchorage School District, established and funded the Alaska State Program for the Deaf (ASPD).[4] In 1975, elementary school classes for ASSDHH began.[4] In 1987, the school's name was changed to Alaska State School for the Deaf. Middle school and high school locations were added in 1992.[4] An infant learning program also operated by ASSDHH between 1980 and 2002.[4] In 1995, the school's current name was given, recognizing its inclusion of students beyond deafness.[4]

Description[edit]

ASSDHH has an enrollment of 35 to 50 students, ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school ages.[1][3][2] Its facilities have been in multiple locations in the Anchorage School District,[4] and are now educating its students at Russian Jack Elementary School, Clark Middle School, and East High School.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Profile page at Anchorage School District website
  2. ^ a b c d Sees, Jennifer, "Responding to NCLB in Alaska", Odyssey, Gallaudet University (Spring 2004), pp. 54–57 
  3. ^ a b c "Alaska State School for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing". Niche.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f ASSDHH Mission and Vision (PDF), Anchorage School District, retrieved 7 May 2014 
  5. ^ About Us at official website

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 61°11′40″N 149°46′31″W / 61.19437°N 149.7754°W / 61.19437; -149.7754