Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind (MSA)
Public School Education
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
615 Olof Hanson Dr, Faribault, MN, 55021
Distance: 966 Miles
Students receive free educational services through local public schools. Children and youth with disabilities are ensured a high-quality education through public school special education. School districts can vary in terms of grade levels served. Students may apply to attend a public school outside of their resident district.
The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) serves the educational, social and emotional needs of deaf and hard of hearing and DeafBlind students throughout the state of Minnesota, from birth - age 21.
The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) is a statewide public school that provides educational services for blind and visually impaired students from birth - age 21.
- Blind or visually impaired
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
Contact your local school district office or school for enrollment information. A Minnesota public school finder is available online.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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HD-8000Public Schools Definition
Educational institutions for students in grades K-12 (or 1-12) supported by public funds that provide a formal education through a graded system of instruction that focuses initially on basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics and later on a broader curriculum of study which terminates in preparation for specific employment opportunities or undergraduate study at the postsecondary level.
HD-8200School Districts Definition
Local administrative units that operate schools or contract for school services in specific geographical areas.
HH-8000Special Education Definition
Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults, including those who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities or speech or language impairments and who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs.
HH-8000.6500Public Special Schools Definition
Separately organized district, county or state schools at preschool, elementary or secondary levels that are established for the purpose of providing educational services for children with disabilities whose needs cannot be met in special classes or centers in a regular educational facility.
HL-8120.7980Student Disability Services Definition
Programs that provide special assistance and accommodations that support the ability of students with visual, hearing, physical, emotional, learning or other disabilities to achieve their academic goals and participate in, contribute to and benefit from the institution's programs, services and activities.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-3200.1700-020Acquired Deafness Definition
A severe to profound hearing loss that occurs or develops some time during a person’s lifespan but is not present at birth.
YF-3200.1700-160Congenital Deafness Definition
A severe to profound hearing loss that is present at birth.
A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
YG-8000.8000Students With Disabilities Definition
Students who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations which may affect their educational performance, their mobility or their ability to communicate.