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Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

1. 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, career/technical 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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