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CSD Vision & Mission


Graduates of the California School for the Deaf will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, competency and self-esteem to achieve fulfilling personal lives and careers. Empowered with a positive Deaf identity, they will possess the confidence, discipline, leadership and productivity that will enable them to become contributing citizens in a democratic society.


The mission of the California School for the Deaf is to provide comprehensive educational programs which create a strong foundation for future learning among graduates in an accessible learning environment that recognizes Deaf students and adults as culturally and linguistically distinct. The school will ensure that students receive a quality education with emphasis on full communication access through fluency in both American Sign Language and English. This will enable students to reach their maximum potential while preparing them to function effectively in a diverse technologically-evolving world.