Tennessee School for the Deaf - Knoxville
          Our Purpose

The Tennessee School for the Deaf offers an individualized and comprehensive educational program. The school provides a total learning environment that utilizes state of the art curricula, materials and methods for the purpose of preparing students for adult life. Students are equipped academically, vocationally, physically, emotionally and morally to meet the daily challenges presented by society.

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Read To Be Ready
Summer Camp
June 4-29, 2018

Announcing a new summer literacy program for Tennessee's Deaf and Hard of hearing children who are in rising k-3 grades! The summer program will be held at the Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) in Knoxville Tennessee, and will be four weeks. The focus of this program is to improve and/or accelerate literacy skills in our Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Transportation and lodgings will be provided for those who are not local.

This program is designed for deaf and hard of hearing children who are enrolled in any public, private and charter educational programs within the state of Tennessee. The students' only eligibility for the purpose of benefitting from this program would only need to be deaf or hard of hearing, enrolled in a school with an IEP or a 504 and reside in the state of Tennessee. Students do not need to be already enrolled at TSD to benefit from this summer program.

Who can register: Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing children with an IEP, who are already enrolled in school and live in Tennessee

Purpose of Program: To ensure that Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have an early start or access to intervention that will develop, strengthen and promote strong English and reading skills (literacy). Literacy skills have long been a challenge among deaf and hard of hearing children. We are capitalizing on this opportunity to address this early on and removing obstacles to acquiring strong language skills as early as possible.

Afternoon program: Will be designed as a summer camp where the students will be given an opportunity to experience all of the finest outdoor activities, events and attractions that Knoxville has to offer.

Cost: There will be a nominal cost for after school activities. Stipends will be available.

DATES: June 4th-29th

Logistics: Students will stay from Sunday night to Friday noon and go home on weekends for those who do not live locally. Those who live locally will be welcome to stay on campus or go home every night if that is the parents/families' preferences.

For more Information, Please contact Lisa Collins via or 865-579-2410

2018 Read to Be Ready Flyer
March 2018
9End third grading period
12-16Spring Holidays
30Good Friday - No School
Students Home2, 9, 23, 29
Students Return   4, 18, 25

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Alan J. Mealka High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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The Alan J. Mealka High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The event is archived on YouTube: Ribbon Cutting.

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Parent Night Archive
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Parent Night occurred on Friday, December 1st. A recording of the event can be viewed on YouTube at Parent Night 12/9/17.

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The Cube - TSD Sports
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TSD is streaming sporting events live and archiving them online. Watch High School sports on The Cube.

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