The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind voluntarily participates in evaluations through two nationally recognized accrediting organizations: AdvancEd and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf. The state's outstanding Department of Education also evaluates the school on an annual basis.
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that learners reach their full potential.
Completing the CEASD accreditation process demonstrates that our school is committed to continuous improvement and student achievement. Accreditation is awarded after a review by the conference utilizing a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for appraising the school's organizational effectiveness.
To achieve accreditation through the SC Department of Education, the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind undergoes an evaluation process each year. The evaluation includes the following areas: Board of Commissioners, School Operations, Elementary School for the Blind, Elementary School for the Deaf, High School for the Blind, High School for the Deaf, and Cedar Springs Academy.
Palmetto Gold Award
The SC Department of Education recognizes excellent academic achievement through its Palmetto Gold School Recognition program. The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind has achieved this prestigious award every year that it has been given since 2002
and is one of very few schools to attain this designation for multiple, consecutive