The High School Summer Program will focus on transition strategies which will help to prepare students for life after high school. Instruction may include, but not be limited to, functional literacy, goal setting, job readiness strategies, career exploration, workplace etiquette, interest inventories, preparation for postsecondary education, self-advocacy skills, independent living skills and time management. Classes are designed to be fun, interactive and motivational. Students may also participate in off-campus field trips to local attractions; learning how to access public transportation, negotiate transactions and/or interact in a general population independently.
Our goal is to create a positive atmosphere to keep the students involved, creatively challenged, physically active and safe. The daily routine for after school programs may include, but not limited to, team building activities and field trips to places such as Gattitown, Barton Springs, State Parks and much more. Full-day field trips may also be planned for those staying over the weekends and may include Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn and/or Sea World.
Texas deaf and hard of hearing students who:
Students who are currently in college, have completed a college degree, or are currently in a full-time job would not be appropriate.
The program is a 4 week session, from June 17 - July 13, 2018
The fee depends on which of the three participation options below a student chooses. Because the program emphasis is transition skills and work readiness, students are encouraged to seek eligibility and support from the Texas Workforce Commission- Rehabilitation Services. Many Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors do assist with the program fees.
*The LAST day of registration is on March 1, 2018. Registration fees not paid by the final deadline of March 1, 2018 are automatically canceled and another student will be accepted in the available slot.
We accept money orders in mail only (Money orders must be completed and signed.) We accept payments over phone. We also accept cash and card payments in person.
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Window Hours: 10-11:30am and 1:30-4pm
*Fees are used for recreational activities and supplies. Allowance is NOT included in the summer program fee. FYI, the high school age students often wish to have additional funds for snacks, laundry, and spending money for the weekend. You may send your student with additional spending money. However, if your student wants more money during the course of their stay, you need to know that there is no ATM on campus. The best way to send additional funds is through Western Union.
Please print, complete, and sign the following forms using black ink. Bring all of these documents with you on check-in day, June 17.