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Maryland School for the Deaf

At the Maryland School of the Deaf at the Frederick and Columbia campuses, the Maryland School for the Deaf offers both academic and life-based education leading to a Maryland high school diploma or a Maryland School for the Deaf diploma.

The Maryland School for the Deaf is a school that provides free public education to deaf and hard of hearing Maryland residents. At the Maryland School of the Deaf at the Frederick and Columbia campuses, the Maryland School for the Deaf offers both academic and life-based education leading to a Maryland high school diploma or a Maryland School for the Deaf diploma. In English and American Sign Language, the Maryland School for the Deaf teaches communications skills, including speech and speech reading, finger spelling, and auditory training; and the use of individual hearing aids. It also offers a variety of athletic and physical education program, as well as social and recreational activities.

The Maryland School for the Deaf High School offers several AP classes and Honors courses which are taught in American Sign Language. Students can take classes in American Government, History, Spanish, English, Biology, Algebra, Chemistry, etc., as well as a variety of elective courses. In 2007, Maryland School for the Deaf students passed the state exams (High School Assessments) at a higher rate than their hearing counterparts. Students work on many academic skills and reading strategies using "Talk to the Text", as well as high level math and science. Maryland School for the Death is a competitor in the Academic Bowl and was the 2008 Regional Champions. They also compete in various math and science competitions and generally place in the top five.