We keep our classes’ small with a 1 to 8 teacher student ratio and have a strong standards-based curriculum that follows the Arizona Department of Education Proficiency Standards and focuses on student promotion and reward after showing competence in their classes. We also offer students optional online classes and free tutoring options.
All faculty members are fluent and teach all classes using both
American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Deaf and Hard of Hearing
students are exposed to both languages naturally which helps remove the
communication barriers that normally exist in the public school system.
In addition, students learn about the Deaf and hearing culture, which
prepares them to be successful in the hearing world.
Sequoia Deaf School believes that open lines of communication at home is very important for student development and offer FREE on campus and online sign language classes to parents and relatives.
Since Sequoia Deaf School shares it’s campus’ with hearing students, our students have the option of taking one or more classes with their hearing peers. Sequoia Deaf School also offers sign language classes to the hearing students so they can better communicate with our Deaf or Hard of Hearing students.