We have a dynamic preschool through 12th grade curriculum that is based on the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards as well as the Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and Math. The curriculum is designed to meet the Wisconsin College and Career Readiness initiative. Since WSD is a relatively small school, students also have the option of taking advanced placement, foreign language, or technical training courses at local schools and/or area technical colleges. Licensed teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide formal academic instruction in small group settings. Our emphasis is on creating rich visual environments that develop and maintain both American Sign Language and English. In addition to core academic subjects (i.e. reading, math, social studies, science, physical education, art) WSD provides specially designed courses that are uniquely tailored to our student population. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are developed for each student and implemented throughout the education program.