Arkansas School for the Deaf

Christopher Fears, K-12 Principal

Arkansas School for the Deaf Elementary School serves students ages 2 through 12. We have many exciting programs, including annual academic competitions such as the Quiz Bowl, Science Fair, and Spelling Bee. By following a state-mandated curriculum enhanced by a communication-rich environment, ASD Elementary provides ASD's youngest students with a well-rounded educational program and an outstanding educational foundation.

ASD Middle School implements developmentally responsive middle level education techniques and motivations, by focusing on the characteristics and needs of our young adolescents. By establishing a community of teachers, staff, and students to create networks of support and responsibility, students' social and academic achievement are enhanced.

*Our Bell Schedule*

  • 1st Period --> 8:00-8:50 AM
  • 2nd Period --> 8:52-9:42 AM
  • 3rd Period --> 9:46-10:34 AM
  • 4th Period --> 10:36-11:22 AM
  • 5th Period --> 12:05-12:55 PM
  • 6th Period --> 12:55-1:40 PM
  • 7th Period --> 1:45-2:35 PM
  • Test Prep/Advisory --> 2:40-3:30 PM
*Our Grading Scale*

  • 90-100 --> A
  • 89-80 --> B
  • 79-70 --> C
  • 69-60 --> D
  • 59 and below --> F
*Some School Announcements*

*Vocabulary Test Lists --> Review these words with your child often, and help them stay fresh and prepared for any test!

*We exceeded our goal and raised $80 dollars for the charities we were working with! Great job guys, we'll have pictures up soon!

*Look for PodCasting on our Main Site! It's an awesome place to learn new signs. The staff are the signers - do you recognize any of them? 

*Information on community sign language classes for the summer is also available.  

*Cheerleading tryouts for any students eighth grade and up are coming up - May 3-6 any student may try out.

*Jeans on Friday! Each student who wishes to participate should pay $10 a semester ASAP.

*Soccer schedule to be posted soon.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf High School offers academic subjects to students grades nine through twelve. All basic courses necessary for graduation according to the requirements established by the Arkansas Department of Education are offered along with Vocational Technical Skills and Workplace Readiness. Our challenge is to help our students see a connection between what they do in the classroom and life beyond the classroom.

Individual programs are developed for each student to challenge ability levels and offer opportunity for real life experiences. We believe strongly in parents, school, and community working cooperatively. Excellence comes from striving to maintain the highest standards, looking after the smallest details, and going the extra mile. Other courses such as Physical Education, Driver Education, and Deaf Culture and Drama are offered to students at various times.

Recent additions of the Fairview Supplementary Reading Program, the STAR Reading and STAR Math programs have increased our student' reading and math levels, thereby preparing them for greater success at post-secondary institutions of their choice. Special Education/Functional Curriculum for Transition (FTC) classes are also available for student with special needs.

We also work closely with the local school districts for mainstreaming purposes in order to help our students reach their maximum educational potential. Our extra-curricular activities include Basketball, Football, Track, Swimming, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Special Olympics. Some of our clubs are the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, Junior National Association of the Deaf (Jr. NAD); Student Council; and SkillsUSA/VICA.