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ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

2600 W. Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205

 ASBVI offers Birth through 12th Grade Programs:

General Education Curriculum

Gifted and Talented Program

Special Education Program

Vocational Curriculum

Expanded Core Curriculum Program: Braille, Orientation and Mobility, Adaptive Technology, Daily Living Skills, Independent Living, Social Skills

Functional Curriculum

Media Center

Adaptive Technology

Physical Education

Instrumental Music

Choir

Student Council

Future Business Leaders of America

Transition Activities: Work Place Readiness, Independent/Apartment Living, Work Study Program

 Program Highlights include:

Early Intervention Program – ages infancy through age 3

Preschool/Day School Program – ages 3 and 4

General Academic Program – Kindergarten through 12th grade

Residential Program – ages 6 through 21

After School Clubs, Athletics and Recreational Programs

Individualized Instruction: After School Tutoring, Study Hour

Character Education

Independent Travel Training

Work Study Programs

Independent Living Programs

Student Council

Extra Curricular: Athletics, Wrestling, Track, Cheerleading, Swimming, Goal Ball, Special Olympics

 Special Services include:

Low Vision Clinic

Assessments/Evaluations: Functional Vision, Learning Media, Adaptive Technology, Minnesota Braille Skills Inventory, Orientation and     Mobility, Psychological Testing

Gifted and Talented Program

Licensed Infirmary staffed 24 hours per day

Certified Dietician

Psychological Examiner

Guidance Counselor

Licensed Certified Social Worker

Parent Facilitator

National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Related Services: Occupation and Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

          Technical Assistance to Public Schools (ages 3-21)

Parent Resource and Support

Parent Teacher Association

Alumni Organization

Teacher Education Training Site

 

Residential Program:

Director of Residential Life

Professionally trained Dormitory Parents

Reinforcement of:

          Daily Living Skills

          Interpersonal Relationships

          Personal Conduct

          Independence

Study Hour in the evening in each dormitory

Study Hour Lab

Nurturing Environment

Recreational Activities

Community Experiences

Transportation provided to and from local community - no cost to parents

 

School Sponsored Annual Events:

Christmas Concert

Elementary Christmas Party

Spring Concert

School Talent Show (Student Council)

PTA Fall and Spring Picnics

Formal Dances

Homecoming/Wrestling

Prom Activities: Annual Homecoming Parade/Homecoming Dance

Sixth Grade Graduation Ceremony

Twelfth Grade Graduation Ceremony

Senior Trip

Athletic Banquet

Halloween Dance

Arkansas State Fair

Valentine Dance

Elementary Easter Egg Hunt

Class Picnics

Black History Month

Participation in Close-up

Participation in Governor’s School

Alumni Functions throughout year

Alumni Weekend

 

Contact for More Information:

James Caton, Secondary Principal  james.caton@asb.k12.ar.us

Teresa Doan, Elementary Principal; Special Education Supervisor; Learning Center Principal; Athletic Director  teresa.doan@asb.k12.ar.us

2600 West Markham St.

Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 296-1810