At the Frederick and Columbia campuses, the School offers an academic education leading to a Maryland high school diploma. In addition, it provides vocational education. The School also teaches communications skills, including speech and speech reading, signs and finger spelling, and auditory training; and the use of individual hearing aids. It offers a broad athletic and physical education program, as well as social and recreational activities. Many graduating students pursue higher education degrees. Vocational or technical training, and vocational rehabilitation services are available to help other graduates secure employment.
The Board of Trustees of the Maryland School for the Deaf governs the School. With Senate advice and consent, the Governor appoints the Board's nineteen members to six-year terms (Code Education Article, sec. 8-304).
November 5, 2002
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