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Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

Upon graduation from the California School for the Deaf, each student will be A KNOWLEDGEABLE and COMPETENT PERSON WHO:
  • values education, lifelong learning and self-advocacy
  • demonstrates mastery of essential knowledge as measured by content and performance standards in English, mathematics, science, social science, Deaf studies, physical education, health, career exploration, vocational education, and service learning
  • uses current technology and electronic media
  • demonstrates ability in critical thinking, responsibility, teamwork and self-confidence areas
  • demonstrates ability to problem solve and make decisions based on ethical and moral considerations
  • applies new knowledge to real life situations
  • recognizes and describes own personal skills, strengths, weaknesses and establishes realistic goals including strategies for overcoming personal limitations
  • possesses career preparation skills and develops a transition plan towards adulthood
  • possesses independent living skills

 

Upon graduation from the California School for the Deaf, each student will be AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR who:
  • uses appropriate strategies successfully in a variety of situations
  • uses ASL and English effectively
  • possesses good “listening” skills
  • summarizes and paraphrases key ideas from written or signed material
  • shares thoughts and feelings with others adequately
  • demonstrates proper communication etiquette
  • demonstrates competency in using interpreters, relay services, telecommunication devices, personal computers, and other available equipment and service resources

 

Upon graduation from the California School for the Deaf, each student will be A CULTURALLY EMPOWERED PERSON who:
  • values differences among human beings
  • acknowledges and respects different cultures
  • understands and values Deaf culture and history
  • contributes to and participates in the Deaf community as well as communities at large

 

Upon graduation from the California School for the Deaf, each student will be A PRODUCTIVE, SELF-DIRECTED PERSON who:
  • possesses a positive attitude towards self and personal capabilities
  • strives to be emotionally, socially and physically healthy
  • possesses a positive self-image as a Deaf person
  • sets personal short-term and long-term goals
  • develops positive work ethics that are necessary for successful employment
  • uses community resources effectively
  • demonstrates self-discipline and initiative
  • works independently
  • functions effectively as a team member
  • adjusts appropriately to change

 

Upon graduation from the California School for the Deaf, each student will be AN INFORMED AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN who:
  • respects the rights of others
  • takes responsibility for own actions
  • demonstrates a sense of being part of the community
  • uses ethical and moral decision-making skills
  • understands governmental and economic systems
  • understands own rights as a Deaf citizen
  • participates in a democratic society