High School


Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! It was a great pleasure to see your child and you can be assured that the staff, at CSDB, are eager to get another successful year started!

We will be continuing our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program. PBIS is a critical part of the success for students, and we want to partner with you to assist your child in acquiring the necessary skill set that will help them be successful. We encourage all students to embrace our commitment to demonstrating Positive Attitude, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence (PRIDE). I look forward to seeing your child be recognized for their efforts.

We have Accountability meetings on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 5-6:30pm and it is very important you and your child are fully informed regarding CSDB’s Strategic Plan goals.
If we can be of assistance to you, please call or come by the office. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you. Together, we can be the strong team your child needs.

If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or your child’s advocate. It is very important you and your child are fully informed regarding expectations related to appropriate behavior, for a safe and productive school year.

If you would like to be involved at CSDB, please consider volunteering, participating in community events or attending one or more of our parent group meetings.

We thank you for your support.


Cathy Bennett
Cathy Bennett, M.A., Ed.S

High School Principal

Important Information and Reminders


  • December 22-January 8 – NO School – Winter Break
  • January 15 – NO School – Martin Luther King, Jr
  • January 17 – Winter HS Performance
  • January 19 – End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
  • February 15-16 – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • February 19 – NO School – Presidents’ Day

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Winter Performance "Doogle" Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30-8:00PM Gottlieb Building Parking: West Lot CSDB Logo Learning, Thriving, Leading... 33 N. Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 www.csdb.org The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and its Board are committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. CSDB does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or veteran status. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or unwelcome behavior under any CSDB program or activity on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, or veteran status. The following persons are designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy:  Chelle Lutz, Human Resources Manager (employee complaints) /Jon Vigne, Director of Special Education (student/parent/public complaints) at CSDB, 33 N. Institute Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80903 (Phone:  719-578-2100 / Fax: 719-578-2239). *Nondiscrimination in relation to genetic information is applicable to employment only.


During our Discovery and Exploration class, our nine high school students went to Garden of the Gods Park and they took many photographs. The students’ project was to take pictures of the beautiful rock formations and their goal is to tell a story through their photographs. After the trip, the students put together into a PowerPoint presentation with all pictures they took and share with other high school students. It was awesome experience for our students to learn about the photography.

Two pictures of students standing on rocks at the Garden of the Gods



We are thrilled to announce that CSDB’s newly reinstated Academic Bowl team qualified for the West Regional Academic Bowl this March 9-11, 2018, at University High School in Irvine, California. The team has been practicing weekly in preparation for our next round of matches at the Roadrunner Classic at New Mexico School for the Deaf on December 8-9, 2017. This competition will pit us against NMSD, Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind, and Phoenix Day School for the Deaf. Our students are tested on a variety of topics ranging from Arts and Entertainment, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Current Events, and more. We are very proud of the team, and excited to represent CSDB at our upcoming matches!

It is with great honor to inform everyone that our six Deaf High School Academic Bowl team qualified for the Western Regional competition in 2018.  We will be competing against 20 teams at University High School in Irvine, California from March 9 to 12.  The top 4 teams will go on and compete in the National competition at Gallaudet University from April 14 to 17th. Our students are tested on a variety of topics ranging from Arts/Entertainment, Mathematics, Science/Technology, Language/Literature, Current Events and many other categories. The Deaf Academic Bowl coaches are Austin Balaich and Zoe Fieldsteel. All of their hard work and involvement in practices have paid off since at the beginning of the school year.  Congrats!

6 high school students, 3 male and 3 female, pose with a man and a woman, inside the School for the Deaf.