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Posted On: 2016-07-12 04:13 PM
Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was founded in 1999 to provide education educational services for K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the East Valley. The school's founder, Don Flake was moved to open a school for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students by his niece who was deaf and very passionate about Deaf Education. Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was the first charter school in Arizona designed specifically for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
17 years later, Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing continues to educate Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The school strives to meet the individual needs of all of their students. Students are encouraged to go above and beyond after graduating from high school.
As we reflect on all the growth and changes over the years, we are pleased to announce a change to our school name. Effective July 12, 2016, we are now known as Sequoia Deaf School. It is with great excitement that we share our new school name with our East Valley community.
Our new school name, Sequoia Deaf School, represents a rebirth and an opportunity for our students to feel proud of who they are as Deaf people. We believe the new name will continue to encourage and empower our students to embrace the love of learning and strive to be fluent in both American Sign Language and English in order to become successful, productive citizens.
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