Katzenbach provides the
students with an atmosphere rich in Deaf culture, an environment of direct
communication, and a curriculum that meets The Common Core. The goal of the educational programs is to facilitate the
highest level of achievement among the students. All instruction is
provided by appropriately certified teachers. Katzenbach is one
of the few schools that still offer Driver Education Behind the Wheel
policy includes American Sign Language, speech, and the use of residual hearing,
depending on the needs of each child. Classes are small, enabling individualized instruction. In addition to the regular academic curriculum, students
receive instruction in ASL/Deaf Culture, Art, Woodshop, Home Economics,
Computer Technology, and a variety of Vocational offerings.
Related services including
services, speech therapy,
counseling, adaptive physical education, and substance abuse prevention/education are
available for all students.
with Mercer County Vocational Technology School to enhance the
vocational offerings to the students. Katzenbach's certified
teachers of the Deaf accompany the students to the classes to enhance
the students' learning experiences.
Technology is an important part of the education provided by
school program utilizes computers to enhance instruction, promote learning
through independent, but well supervised, work; and to facilitate on-line communication between students on-and
off-campus. Elementary School, Middle School, and High School all have
state-of-the-art computer labs as well as classroom computers to support these
activities, and the Residential Program has its own computer facilities for
Katzenbach offers a 4 night a week
Residential Program for students who live too far for a daily commute. The
Residential Program also offers the students the opportunity to
participate in recreational activities with their peers, the same
opportunity that is afforded to students in regular education
environments. Recreational activities include: interscholastic sports,
enrichment and extracurricular activities, field trips and clubs.
Day students can participate in after school recreational activities
through the sending school district's provision of a late bus or
residential placement for the duration of the activity.
Programming is also available to
students who are Deaf with other handicapping conditions. Specially
designed programming for students with multiple disabilities focuses on independent living and functional job
skills development to prepare students for independence upon graduation.
The Positive Learning
Understanding Support Program (BSP) is designed to address the needs of
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students with emotional disturbances.
For additional program
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