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    Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD)

    Mission Statement:

    All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals in American Sign Language and English and will be prepared to make successful life choices.


    Vision Statement

    The Georgia School for the Deaf offers high quality educational and extracurricular activities that prepare its graduates for further academic, social, and career success. This is achieved in a fully-accessible American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual environment, which recognizes ASL users as a distinct cultural and linguistic group. This fosters a positive self-acceptance and self-esteem, affording each student the ability to effectively navigate the world they encounter beyond their K-12 experience. As part of this lifelong learning philosophy, all staff and students consistently strive to improve their use of both ASL and written English.