• Mission of the DCPS Program for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

    It is the mission of the Duval County Public School Program for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) to utilize rich literacy and language focused approach to provide an individually challenging learning environment where students are inspired to reach their individual potential and are prepared for success in college or a career.

    Goals of the DCPS Program for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing:  

    • Support the needs of students, staff and families by fostering an understanding of hearing loss
    • Provide a continuum of evidence-based intervention strategies and services to improve students' auditory access, communication abilities, and academic achievement
    • Make available to students an environment where their language needs are central and essential to a free and appropriate education

    Educational Audiological Services: Provide evaluations, support, and specialized equipment to allow students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to access spoken language and academic instruction.

     
    Educational Interpreters:
    Facilitate communication between deaf and hearing consumers signing all that is said and voicing the English that is signed.
     
     
    The DCPS mission is met through a variety of programs and services throughout the district.
    The Individual Education Team determines the Least Restrictive Setting.

    DCPS provides instruction in the families chosen mode of communication.

     
     
     Oral Communication 
     Total Communication
    Specialized strategies and techniques to help students learn through listening and spoken language for communication and learning. 
    Specialized strategies and techniques to help students learn through sign language, visual support, and spoken language for communication and learning. 
    Itinerant Services
     All Levels in Neighborhood Schools
    PreK-12th, Post Graduate 
    9-12, Postgraduate 
    6-12, Post Graduate