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Vision/Mission

asdb logo represented by a yellow star with red sun rays displaying the text ASDBARIZONA STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

Vision: ASDB – excellence and innovation for today and the future.

Mission: We are committed to respect, support, and the wellbeing of all. We are committed to excellence and innovation in:

  • Education for all children, throughout Arizona, who are hard of hearing, deaf or have vision loss
  • Leadership and service,
  • Collaboration with families, school districts, communities, and others and;
  • Partnership with other agencies that will enable children who are hard of hearing, deaf or have vision loss to succeed now and in the future.

PHOENIX DAY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

We, the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf community, promise to cultivate an environment that …
Honors the well-being of its students, families, staff and community members by:

* Instilling a sense of pride, unity and appreciation of Deaf culture
* Providing a safe, clean and well-structured environment
* Respecting quality relationships that are healthy and positive
* Nurturing the unique journey of each Deaf and Hard of Hearing child
* Committing to dual language development in ASL and English
* Celebrating accomplishments of individual and group goals

Promotes academic engagement of its students, families, staff and community members by:

* Cultivating purposeful community involvement
* Valuing strong family partnerships and cultural diversity
* Communicating in a respectful, constructive and open manner
* Focusing on intentional and consistent development
* Achieving academic excellence through Active Participation
* Implementing creative and differentiated instruction
* Maintaining a growth mindset wherein skills and abilities of all are developed

Believes in success of its students, families, staff and community members by:

* Upholding high expectations
* Fostering independence
* Applying learned skills
* Empowering all stakeholders to be accountable
* Inspiring confidence for lifelong learning
* Preparing college- and career-ready graduates