Welcome to the Kenneth C Burdett School of the Deaf
Deaf North Division
Ogden Campus Programs
The Utah School for the Deaf (USD) in Ogden is located at 742 Harrison Blvd. The Ogden program provides quality educational programs through the classroom, community and vocational learning environments. USD students have the opportunity to reach their potential through various experiences that enhance self-esteem, self-advocacy and independence. USD serves students with a wide range of cognitive and academic abilities. USD has academic students as well as students who need more individualized instruction due to multiple disabilities. These students receive instruction in our Life Skills program which allows the student to learn and practice skills in the environments where they are likely to be used. Vocational Training and Transition planning are also provided.
The preschool classroom maximizes development by having teachers and families work together as a team, with a focus on activities which build strong self-concepts and identities as learners. This program builds a foundation for the specialized skills students need for learning.
Kindergarten through 6th
At the elementary school level, student curriculum follows the Utah Standards for academic performance required for all students in Utah. In addition to the “core” curriculum standards, students receive the support and services unique to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, referred to as the expanded core curriculum. This consists of ASL instruction, speech training, listening skills, independent living skills, recreation and leisure skills, career education, use of assistive technology. Pre-K through 6th grade is self-contained, with two classrooms located in outlying elementary schools. This gives students the option of attending a mainstreamed classroom for elective courses, along with ASL being the main form of instruction.
Middle School/High School
Along with the Core and Expanded Core Curriculum, students in middle school or high school participate in vocational training. Students are provided with work/employment training opportunities both on campus and off campus. The High School Program lays a solid foundation for a student to enter the world of work and become a productive member of society.
At the Post High School age level, the students are focusing on career education and vocational training. Experiences begin at the High School level with pre-vocational training. The students are provided with various areas of training, on campus based employment exposure and community based experiences.
North Ogden Jr. High School/ Weber High School
Students are mainstreamed for most of the core classes. They are provided with a sign language interpreter. Students also receive services from a trained teacher of the deaf for English and Math. The students attending North Ogden Jr. have the same opportunities as their hearing peers to participate in any extra curricular activities, such as; sports, clubs,
Program for students 14-18.
Students receive instruction as well as have their IEP goals focused on topics of:
- Training (Education)
- Community Awareness
- Independent Living Skills
- Adult Living Skills
Program for ages 18-22
Post school students have half-day work experience and half-day experiencing community out-based visits regarding all areas of transition. Meeting members of the deaf community that address these concerns and role-playing financial aspects of life.
A job coach is provided that helps find, supports, and trains students in obtaining and maintaining a work experience.
For more information contact: Mike Hillstrom 801-629-4751 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the North region we have consultants who serve students in their home schools. We serve Cache, Logan, Box Elder, Ogden, Weber and Morgan school districts. Students are seen as often as their IEP reflects. It is totally up to the individual need of each student.