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August 25, 2004

School Launches Honors Program for Deaf Students

From: Gallaudet - Aug 25, 2004

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Model Secondary School for the Deaf Launches Honors Program

(WASHINGTON) Starting this fall, students at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) will have the opportunity to elect academically challenging courses at the honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level in English, history, science, and mathematics as part of the new MSSD Honors Program (MHP).

Students participating in this program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, have completed the application form (including a 250-word essay), have submitted two letters of recommendation, and have answered a timed essay question and participated in a panel interview on site at MSSD.

The program is open to all students, including transfer students and incoming freshmen. Selection is based on a student's achievement record in academic subjects and demonstrated interest in other academic fields. Teacher recommendations and the student's ability to think critically and reason logically are also included in the decision.

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The Model Secondary School for the Deaf is a fully accredited, tuition-free residential high school for deaf and hard of hearing high school students located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

About Gallaudet University
The mission of Gallaudet University is to serve as a comprehensive, multipurpose institution of higher education for deaf and hard of hearing citizens of the United States and of the world. In addition to its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, the University also offers national demonstration elementary and secondary education programs. The only liberal arts university in the world designed exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing students, Gallaudet University is located in Washington, D.C. TTY/V: 202.651.5000