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Secondary Program

Bradley Porche', Ed.D.


The Mississippi School for the Deaf provides a comprehensive day and residential secondary program. The Secondary Department serves students in grades 9-12. The goal of the secondary program is to provide every student the opportunity to obtain an appropriate education based upon his or her individual abilities and interests. It ensures that each student is presented with experiences to develop skills needed for transition into adult life.

MSD offers three different graduation options: Standard High School Diploma, Occupational Diploma, or Certificate of Life Skills as mandated by the Mississippi Department of Education. Student's success is measured on an individual basis; those unable to complete the requirements for a standard diploma follow individualized programs (IEPs) emphasizing occupational, pre-vocational, and/or life skills training.