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Mission Statement

To educate deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their hearing siblings and children of deaf adults (CODA), and prepare them for a lifetime of success in the community.

Vision Statement

To be the premier education and communication center for families with deaf and hard of hearing children in the state of Florida.

Core Values and Beliefs

We celebrate the uniqueness of every child.

We believe that all children possess the ability to learn and succeed.

We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn to fully participate in their community.

We believe partnerships with our students, their families and the community are essential in accomplishing our mission.

We value and encourage creativity and innovation.

We value self-motivation and independent thinking.

We respect and appreciate everyone for his or her individual differences.

We value the importance, embrace the culture and welcome the involvement of the Deaf community.

We believe everyone is responsible and accountable for his or her own actions.

We believe all communication is important and we accept the responsibility to understand and be understood by others.  Because of this, we focus on developing our students’ skills in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English.