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Building the foundation for the next generation
Located on Gallaudet’s campus, MSSD is an accredited four-year school with day and residential deaf and hard of hearing students. In addition, MSSD is the Clerc Center’s demonstration high school.
Tuition is free, and students come from all over the United States and its territories.
The Clerc Center and KDES also provide early intervention programs and resources, including the Early Childhood Education Center’s Parent-Infant Program and sign language classes for families.
The Clerc Center is responsible for the operation of both KDES and MSSD. Together, these schools provide K-12 education to their students and produce tools and resources to serve our communities through collaborations throughout the country.
Through its affiliation with Gallaudet University, a renowned institution of research and education, University students and researchers participate in classes and mentor MSSD students. Their relationship to Gallaudet ensures dynamic practice, current theory, and customized education for students.
Gallaudet’s Regional Centers support our undergraduate and graduate programs by providing resources from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center for outside training programs, workshops, conferences, youth programs, technical assistance, and consultation to our communities.
Between The Clerc Center and Gallaudet University, there is a wealth of knowledge available to families and professionals interested in learning more about the signing community.
Info to Go gives you the best resources and information for deaf and hard of hearing youth.
We’ve developed the Parent Advocacy app to help families understand the rights of their deaf or hard of hearing children and prepare them to work with the school in the best interest of their child.
Whether it be early intervention support or information on our demonstration schools, we want to ensure your child’s proper development and success. The Clerc Center provides the highest quality resources and information for families of deaf and hard of hearing children.
K-12 ASL Content Standards
Research at the Clerc Center
Gallaudet offers exciting and empowering programs for deaf and hard of hearing youth. Our programs and competitions are open to students from any middle or high school and will support your child in developing their identity, knowledge, skills, leadership, and self-confidence.
Our Youth Programs provide an environment for students to learn and improve their American Sign Language (ASL) skills. Our camps, programs, and competitions provide the perfect space to make connections with peers, be immersed in an ASL environment, and enter into a journey of self-discovery along the way.
Engaging Summer Competitions
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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