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The Arizona School for the Deaf (ASD) located on the Tucson Campus of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is accredited by AdvancED, and provides quality educational services to students from pre-school through high school. Our innovative bilingual approach to educations allows teachers and students the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways and settings.

The Tucson Campus provides a full spectrum of educational support services to day and residential students in preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school. These services include counseling, communication instruction (American Sign Language, speech production, auditory training, augmentative communication, public speaking, reading intervention, language (syntax, semantics, pragmatics & communicative competence), audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vocational training (work education, Joint Technical Education District (JTED), Career and Technical Education (CTE)), career counseling, transition planning, and educational/school psychologist (diagnostic and educational services.)

The school supports a philosophy which includes the acquisition and development of two languages: American Sign Language (ASL) and English. The curriculum parallels that of any public school program with modifications made to meet the academic and communication needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. ASD has the only comprehensive secondary program designed exclusively for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Tucson area. Advanced vocational and career preparation programs are available to high school students through Mountain View’s JTED program. Completion of the academic/vocational course of study leads to the Arizona high school diploma.