Frequent Asked Questions:
Q: Who is eligible for the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf?
A: A student who is between the ages of 3 and 22, inclusive who has hearing deviation from the normal, which impedes his/her educational procures in a regular or special classroom situation would be considered for admission.
Q: What is required for admission into the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf?
A: A thorough diagnostic evaluation is required, and each student is considered on an individual basis. The IEP team in which the parent is an integral part is responsible for making placement decisions. To Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Students must be residents of the state of Arizona and live within pollinate Phoenix area to the extent that daily transportation is feasible generally this is a distance no greater than one and one half hours or approximately 25 miles from the school by school bus. Traffic must be taken into consideration. Referrals for admission must be made through the student’s local school district.
Q: What is the enrollment at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf?
A: The school population has increased steadily each of the last several years averaging between 300 to 350 students in grades preschool and 12th grade.
Q: What is the overall philosophy of the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf?
A: The philosophy of the school supports the acquisition and development of two languages: ASL and English.
Q: What is the basic curriculum for the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf?
A: The basic curriculum parallels that of any regular public school program with modifications made to meet the specific communication needs of the deaf students. Specials Classes such as Physical Education, computer instruction, ASL, Culinary and reading are an integral part of the curriculum for all students. Advanced vocational and career preparation programs are available to high school students.