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High School

In kindergarten through 12th grades, standards-based instruction at RSD includes:

• English Language Arts (ELA)
• American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies
High School students receiving academic awards• Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
• Social Studies
• Physical Education and Health
• Art and Music

RSD High School grades 9th -12th prepare young, deaf and hard of hearing adults to experience the world on their own terms.

RSD offers a full range of courses and experiences to help students graduate with an Advanced Regents, Regents, or Local High School diploma, a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential or a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC), as required by New York State. The transition planning process at RSD helps students become “College and Career Ready.” Students, their parents, and a guidance counselor work closely together to provide the framework for high school coursework and post-secondary plans. In addition to the academic and work readiness components of the high school program, we offered a multitude of extra-curricular opportunities that promote self-advocacy, leadership, teamwork and self-confidence. Students graduate with an “I can do it!” attitude and a strong sense of pride in being Deaf.

For assistance in applying to RSD, to arrange for a campus tour, or for general intake referral information, call 585-336-5854; 585-286-2806 (VP) or e-mail: Info@RSDeaf.org.

About RSD

Rochester School for the Deaf is an inclusive, bilingual school where deaf and hard of hearing children and their families thrive in an extraordinarily rich Regents-level educational environment.

Since 1876, RSD—one of America’s premier private and tuition-free schools, has been successfully building futures for our students and their families.

Hallmarks of an RSD education include:

  • New York State Regents-level educational programs;
  • Direct communication through American Sign Language and English;
  • Highly skilled teaching and support staff professionals;
  • Inclusive, barrier-free approach to teaching and learning activities; and
  • Support to students and their families through a wide array of accessible services.
RSD strives to go above and beyond all expectations to provide deaf and hard of hearing children and their families with a level of quality educational programs, support services and resources to effectively ensure a satisfying and successful kindergarten through 12th grade school experience.