VSDB Department for the Deaf
Our focus is on the whole child. VSDB serves both residential and day students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including students with multiple disabilities.
We offer a comprehensive educational program throughout the continuum of learning from preschool through 12th grade, and beyond that through workforce transition programs.
We are student centered. By building on the gifts, strengths, interests, and unique needs of each student, VSDB helps individual students maximize their potential and meet their personal goals.
We organize a team: You know your child, and we know education. That’s why we work collaboratively with families, local school divisions, and other state agencies including Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), the Department of Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC), and the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) to ensure that students have the benefit of all available insight, resources, and supports.
We are academically strong. Our course content meets the statewide standards of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and prepares students to succeed in higher education, in the workforce, and in their communities.