At the Frederick and Columbia campuses, the School offers an academic education similar to that of public schools. In addition, it provides vocational education. The School also teaches communications skills, including speech and speech reading, signs and finger spelling, and auditory training; and the use of individual hearing aids. It offers a broad athletic and physical education program, as well as social and recreational activities. To help graduating students secure employment, vocational or technical training, or higher education, vocational rehabilitation services are available.
The Board of Trustees of the Maryland School for the Deaf governs the School. With Senate advice and consent, the Governor appoints the Board's nineteen members to six-year terms (Code Education Article, sec. 8-304).
July 18, 2000
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