Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

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Mission Statement

The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf is a free state school for students that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, serving students Birth-21. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, create opportunities and motivate students for an independent future.

Belief Statements

We believe all MSAD students:

  • Need love, encouragement and acceptance;
  • Can learn at different rates and in different ways;
  • Are entitled to an education of high rigor and high standards;
  • Have a right to a safe, healthy, nurturing environment, conducive for learning;
  • Can benefit from opportunities to make sound and responsible personal choices/decisions to develop their full potential;
  • Should respect all forms of communication and technology.
  • Should have an Individual Education Plan, Individual Family Service Plan, or Individual Interagency Intervention Plan to be used as the foundation for his/her educational program.

Vision Statements

The Minnesota State Academies exist to provide an accessible, standards-based education for students who are blind and/or deaf, including those with additional disabilities for success in an ever-changing world.