Maryland School for the Deaf
The Maryland School for the Deaf is a school that provides free public education to deaf and hard-of-hearing Maryland residents, from birth to age 21. The school was established at Frederick, Maryland in 1868; the original buildings for the school were the Hessian Barracks, used during the Revolutionary War to detain Hessian mercenaries who were hired by the British. The buildings were used by Clark to store supplies before their famous expedition began. At the Frederick campus, the School offers both academic and life-based education leading to a Maryland high school diploma or a Maryland School for the Deaf diploma. In English and American Sign Language, the school teaches communications skills, including speech and speech reading and auditory training, the use of individual hearing aids, it offers a broad athletic and physical education program, as well as social and recreational activities. Maryland School for the Deaf's High School offers several Advanced Placement classes as well as Honors courses, which are taught in American Sign Language.
Students take a variety of classes, including American Government, Spanish, Biology and Chemistry, as well as a variety of elective courses. In 2007, MSD students passed the state exams at a higher rate than their hearing counterparts. Students work on many academic skills at MSD, such as English and ASL grammar, reading strategies, high level math and science. MSD were the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 Regional Champions, they compete in various math and science competitions and place in the top five. Maryland School for the Deaf is a residential school, it has dormitories. Students arrive on depart on Fridays; the dormitories are for students who live far enough not to be able to travel by bus every day to school. There are dormitories for male and female students: preschool, middle school, high school. Maryland School for the Deaf's residential programs offers after-school program activities. Sports are immensely popular as an after-school activity. Both campuses have athletic fields and regulation sized basketball and volleyball courts.
One of the building has an indoor swimming pool. Middle and high school students participate in organized leagues and compete against public schools, private schools, schools for deaf and hard of hearing students. MSD teams compete in national tournaments in various sports. MSD students are frequent competitors in the Deaflympics, MSD coaches are invited to coach the US teams. Current MSD sports include: Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Football Powerlifting Soccer Softball Track and field Volleyball Wrestling Established in 1868, the Frederick Campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf enrolls deaf and hard-of-hearing students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. For young children and their families, the campus provides language skill development. At the Frederick campus, about thirty percent of enrolled students live on campus weeknights during the school year. Residential halls are staffed by student life counselors who supervise students and coordinate after-school programming, such as intramural games, field trips and hiking.
Checkers, a 1950s style diner located on the Frederick campus, is student staffed and gives middle and high school students a place to meet friends, watch movies, buy snacks, play pool and foosball. Checkers is decorated with red and white colors relating to the game of checkers and 1950s diner colors. Checkers' sparkly red booths give it a 1950s; the snack bar offers sweets and drinks. It provides hot foods such as french fries, hot dogs, mozzarella cheese sticks. Students have the opportunity to gain experience by working at Checkers as a cashier or cook; the Maryland State High School diploma or the Maryland School for the Deaf diploma is awarded to each graduating senior, many graduates pursue higher education degrees. Vocational or technical training, vocational rehabilitation services are available to help other graduates secure employment. Ely Building: middle school and high school grades 6-12 Veditz Building: CTE, Study Work and LBE High School New elementary building: grades Toddler-5 New cafeteria The Columbia campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf is located on a subdivision of the Otten Slave Farm Property in the former Pfeffer's Corner neighborhood.
George Herman Otten combined a 91-acre parcel bought in 1853 with a 132-acre parcel, forming the Otten Farm. In 1935 his estate willed the farm to the regents of the University of Maryland, it became an agricultural research center, the "Horse Farm," researching race horse breeds. In 1979, a historical survey considered the property a significant historical resource, but a 25-page 1992 update considered the site not worth preservation, considering the university could move operations elsewhere; the property has been subdivided by government projects to the point where it is not recognizable as the original farm. Parcels were sold the state for the Route 100 project, to the county for Waterloo Elementary; the remaining 68 acres were sold by the University to the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 1968 to build the School for the Deaf campus, with 60 acres remaining for the university. The school opened in September 1973, it serves 120 students with a 2015 budget of $10 million and a staff of 109.5.
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University High School (Irvine, California)
University High School is one of five public high schools serving grades 9-12 in the city of Irvine, United States. It was established in 1970 and is situated on 55 acres of land in the southwestern portion of the city, adjacent to the University of California, Irvine; the school comprises six main academic buildings, a performing arts theater, a band room for instrumental music, a swimming pool, eight tennis courts, an indoor gymnasium supplemented with other indoor athletic facilities, a stadium, several practice fields. Housed within the facilities are the departments of English, world languages, science, social science, instrumental music, industrial technology, physical education, English proficiency programs, special education, the Orange County Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program; the school colors are navy blue, Columbia blue, white. The school mascot is the Trojan. University High School was named the best public high school in California and 8th best public high school in America in 2011 by Newsweek.
University was the highest ranked institution on the list, not a charter or magnet school. University High School has made Newsweeks list of Best High Schools, most ranking 102nd in 2013, it ranked 117th in 2005, 156th in 2006, 76th in 2007, 156th in 2008 and 2009, 146th in 2010, 8th in 2011. It ranked 182nd on U. S. News and World Report's list of Best High Schools in 2013. In May 1987, University High School was recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as an exemplary school in the Secondary School Recognition Program. In 1988 and 1992, UHS was recognized as a California State Distinguished School. University was accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges for six years in 2004 and in 2010. University High School is noted for its various academic teams, including Physics Bowl, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Model United Nations, International Space Settlement Design Competition and Debate and math competitions; these teams attain high scores winning prestigious awards such as Best Club Delegation at Berkeley Model United Nations in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018 or first place at Math Day at the Beach for three years in a row.
University High School is home to the largest and one of the most distinguished Junior Classical Leagues in the nation and an noteworthy chapter of the Junior State of America. Furthermore, University High has sent a team to the International Space Settlement Design Competition for five consecutive years and has won the national competition in several divisions of the National History Day contest. University is home to one of the most successful Mock Trial programs in Orange County placing among the top teams at the Orange County competition. University High School has numerous students named semi-finalists for the United States Physics, Math and Chemistry Olympiads; the school's Science Bowl team placed 4th nationally in 2013 and will be returning to nationals for the 2014 competition. University has had Intel Science Talent Search finalists and semi-finalists, Siemens Competition semi-finalists, categorical winners at ISEF. Together with Venado Middle School, University High School hosts the Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program for the Orange County Department of Education, a program that brings in deaf and hard of hearing students from all of Orange County as well as some students from nearby counties.
The program provides interpreters and other special services, serves as "a model of regionalized programming nationwide". In 2009, University High won first place in the Deaf Academic Bowl; the school's marching band and color guard competes in the 5A division with over 120 members. In 2009, the UHS marching band formally changed their name from the "University High School Marching Band and Colorguard" to the "University High School Marching Trojan Regiment." In their 2010 season, the group won an unprecedented five out of six sweepstakes trophies at the Mayfair High School Tournament. University High School is home to a colorguard program. During the fall, the colorguard accompanies the marching band in its competitive field show. In the winter and spring, the performs at competitions independently. In 2001, the University winterguard took home a gold medal in their division at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Championships. In addition to the marching band, University High offers students other opportunities in instrumental and choral music, including three concert bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands, percussion ensemble, an a cappella group.
Its orchestra and band students are accepted into all-southern, all-state, all-national ensembles. In 2013, University High School's symphonic orchestra won second place at the ASTA All-National Orchestra Festival in Providence, Rhode Island; the school's theater program puts on annual plays and musicals, its dance program performs at school events, community events, concerts. University High School offers over 24 official athletics teams with numerous niche sports offered through school clubs; some of the most popular sports include football, water polo, swimming and field, soccer and basketball. The University High School tennis teams have been prominent on campus, with the boys junior varsity team going undefeated in 191 consecutive matches over multiple seasons. In addition, the boys varsity team has won the CIF championship for the last four years and had a record of 137 wins and 1 loss in the last five years. Numerous varsity team members are nat
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
The Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind is a K-12 residential school, located on Knob Hill, one mile east of downtown Colorado Springs, near the famous laboratory of Nikola Tesla. The school was founded in 1874 as The Colorado Institute for the Education of Mutes by Jonathan R. Kennedy, steward at the Kansas State School For the Deaf; the school began in a rented house in downtown Colorado Springs with seven students, three of whom were Kennedy's own children. One of his children, Emma married another student, Frank H. Chaney, they became the parents of the actor Lon Chaney. Colorado Springs' founder William Jackson Palmer was the land-grantor of several institutions in Colorado Springs, including the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. CSDB were the 2004 National Champions in the Deaf Academic Bowl. CSDB serves both. CSDB coordinates the Colorado Home Intervention Program that serves deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to three years old within their home. CSDB provides outreach services to support students and school districts throughout Colorado.
Rockville High School (Maryland)
Rockville High School is a four-year high school in Rockville, United States. The school was founded in 1968 and its current building was completed in August 2004. Rockville High School is based in Maryland; as of 2009, enrollment was 1,243 students. Earle B. Wood Middle School is the only feeder school for RHS; the original building underwent renovation starting in the 2002-2003 school year, was completed by the start of the 2004-2005 school year. During the two years of renovation, RHS students attended Northwood High School. Rockville High School includes programs that give potential college credit to students, such as the International Baccalaureate program and Advanced Placement courses; the school offers career driven programs such as the International Baccalaureate Career-Pathway Certificate, Project Lead the Way, Educorps, where students have the opportunity to intern in school with teachers to help other students. Rockville was the National Winner in the "High School Publication" category of the 2005, 2007, 2010 Student Publishing Awards, students were invited to meet Vice President Joe Biden in honor of their award.
Rockville won the Gold Crown for high school newspapers in 2010, the Silver Crown in 2006 and 2007, the Silver Crown in online journalism in 2009 and 2010 and numerous Golden Circle awards. The Rampage in 2007 won the National Pacemaker award and in 2006 and 2010 was a finalist in the online category; the Echoes literary magazine and the Rampage both won the 2009 American Scholastic Press Association publication awards in their respective categories. In 2009 Rockville was the only high school in the nation to receive press passes to the inauguration of president Obama. In 2008 two students received the Courage in Journalism Award for publishing a package of stories about gangs and violence. Rockville High School was the only high school in Maryland; the band originated at nearby Robert E. Peary High School in 1961 and moved to RHS when Peary High closed in 1984; the Montgomery County Board of Education cut the funding for the pipe band after the 2016-17 school year. Boys Cross Country Boys Soccer Girls Volleyball Girls Basketball Boys Basketball Earle B. Wood Middle School Flower Valley Elementary School Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School Maryvale Elementary School Meadow Hall Elementary School Rock Creek Valley Elementary School Official site Bird's eye view of the building architecture Alumni site Earle B. Wood Middle School The Rampage online The Rockville High School Pipe Band Friends of Rockville Music RHS Theatre Drama Club
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a state-supported boarding school for deaf and blind children established in 1885, in St. Augustine, United States. In 1882, Thomas Hines Coleman, a young deaf man, was preparing to graduate from Gallaudet University in Washington, D. C. the only college for the deaf in the world at that time. He had graduated from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind and knew he wanted to make education for children his life's work. Florida was one of the few states that had not made provision for the education of children who were deaf/hard of hearing or who had visual impairments. Coleman wrote Governor William D. Bloxham and he replied favorably toward the establishment of such a school; as their correspondence continued, the sum of $20,000 was reached as a minimum appropriation to start the school. In 1883, Florida´s legislature established an institution for the blind and deaf children for two years at $20,000, they requested bids from towns in the state for the location for the school.
St. Augustine offered the best bid with $1,000 cash and 5 acres of land, the land donated by Captain Edward E. Vaill, a pioneer of the city. Contractor William A. MacDuff erected the original first three wooden buildings at $12,749; the school opened in December, 1885 as The School for the Blind and Dumb. Although the school had both black and white children in its early years, social opposition to racial integration was rampant, the Florida Institute for the Blind and Dumb, Colored Department was created in 1895. By 1892, there were 62 students enrolled and the first graduation ceremony, for two white deaf students, Artemas W. Pope and Cora Carlton, was held in 1898; the first graduation for a white blind student, DeWitt Lightsey, was held in 1898 and the first graduation for a black blind student, Louise Jones, was in 1914. The first graduation for a black deaf student, Cary White, was in 1925; the school was racially integrated in 1967 with the Florida School for the Blind. The school was under the direction of a five-member board of trustees until 1905.
The Florida legislature established the present seven-member Board of Trustees in 1963. Construction began on new dormitories in late 1958 and they opened in 1959. Taylor Hardwick was the architect of record; the school is now the largest school of its type in the United States with 47 buildings on 82 acres of land. The school now has an annual budget of over $30 million, up from its original of $20,000, it serves 600 students on campus and 400 infants/toddlers and their parents through the statewide Parent Infant Program. The school is Florida's primary public school for children who are blind. Students are transported to the school and back home from all over the state, residing in dormitories during the week; the school serves deaf and blind students in pre-school through 12th grade, has a post-secondary program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf, the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped.
The school has two departments: The Deaf Department serves children who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Blind Department serves children who are blind or visually impaired. In addition, outreach programs provide support to parents and other staff in small and rural school districts in the state of Florida; the school has a health care center for students as well as two well-appointed auditoriums on campus. Blind high school students can take a sound engineering elective and have opportunities to work with state-of-the-art sound systems within the school; the school offers ASL courses to the community for a nominal fee. The school is a member of the. Students have the opportunity to compete in 11 team sports with public and private schools across the state and nation. School coaching personnel work with about 300 student-athletes each year. Athletic teams include basketball, cross country, flag football, soccer, track & field and wrestling; the school has three gyms, a swimming pool, two bowling alleys.
The school boasts the Copeland Recreation and Fitness Center, specially designed and constructed for the blind. The Copeland Center is the site of the annual USABA Youth National Goalball Tournament. Students at the school can join performing groups; the school's Deaf Department has a traveling Dance Troupe, the Blind Department has a band known as OuttaSight. Other clubs and activities include the Blind Skier Club, Academic Bowl Team, MathCounts. Ray Charles attended St. Augustine School; the school was known as The Institute for the Blind and Dumb at the time. Ashley Fiolek attended the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind and is a national women's motorcross champion. Marcus Roberts, jazz pianist. Joseph “Joe” Walker, sports broadcaster. Sir Charles Atkins, Florida blues legend. Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Indiana School for the Deaf
Indiana School for the Deaf is a accredited school for the deaf and hard of hearing, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It won the best deaf school in America in 2011 and 2014 When the first school for the Deaf was established in Indiana, it was not called Indiana School for the Deaf, it was named Willard School, after William Willard. William Willard was a deaf teacher who taught at Ohio School for the Deaf in Ohio, he traveled to Indianapolis in May 1843 to propose the establishment of a Deaf School. Once he had the support of the General Assembly, he recruited twelve students, he and his wife, were teachers. The school had grown and a law, passed in January 1846 established the Willard School as the sixth state school for the Deaf and the first Deaf school to provide free education to Deaf and hard of hearing students; the school had moved a few times in different locations, when the school was built on an 80-acre property on East 42nd Street. The name was changed to Indiana School for the Deaf.
The school's main buildings on the current campus were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. ISD is prominent for being a leader in Bilingual-Bicultural Deaf Education; the Bilingual/Bicultural Philosophy provides language acquisition and facilitates proficiency in two languages, American Sign Language, English. By providing an enriched academic and cultural learning environment, its Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students develop a sense of identity within the Deaf community. Students develop the knowledge and attitudes to function with members of a multicultural, diversified community. ISD offers several programs ranging from infants to high school, they are as follows: Parent Infant Program, Elementary, Middle School, High School. The Parent Infant Program works with parents and their deaf or hard of hearing children from ages 0 to 3; when a student reaches 18 months of age, he or she can enroll at ISD as an official student. Preschool handles children up until Pre-Kindergarten.
Elementary provides activities for Kindergarten through 4thgrade students. Middle school hosts grades 5 to 8, High School hosts grades 9 through 12. ISD is a residential school, it has dormitories. Students arrive on depart on Fridays. Dormitories are for students who live far enough not to be able to travel by bus every day to school. There are dormitories for male and female students: Preschool, Middle School, High School. ISD's residential programs offers extracurricular activities, peer interaction, student growth and development and more. ISD offers several athletics starting from 5th grade to 12th grade. There are sports for both male students. Male Sports Football Cross Country Wrestling Basketball Baseball Track and Field Swimming Female Sports Volleyball Basketball Cheerleading Track and Field Swimming Softball William Willard and first Deaf superintendent of ISD Sean Berdy, class of 2011 Official website Indiana School for the Deaf Athletics