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Center Based K-12 Program

 

Students reading in a various formats.

 

KSB's full-time Center Based K-12 Program, located on our campus in Louisville, follows the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS). What makes us unique is that we imbed the components of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for students with visual impairments throughout the school day and in our after school program. Other features include:

 

READING AND WRITING BRAILLE

This usually begins at the primary school level. In some cases where a student suddenly loses vision, or has an eye disease that is known to lead to blindness, the instruction in Braille may start at a later date. Students with adequate residual vision are provided with enlarged print materials and optical aids. A student's reading medium is determined by evaluations conducted by experienced and trained faculty.

Students reading Braille from multiple devices.

 

ASSISTIVE/ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Students in all grades have access to computers that have been specially adapted to meet their visual needs. Computers in all classrooms, labs, and in the dormitories are speech accessible and/or have large print displays. Students have access everything they need, including Braille notetaking devices, large print, electronic magnifiers and more.

Student using CCTV to magnify text.

 

KSB LIBRARY

With over 25,000 volumes, our library rivals most public libraries. Students have access to any format to accommodate their visual needs, including books in Braille, large print, twin-vision, and audio.

Students being read to in a Library setting.

 

COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION (CBI)

CBI classes are offered to students who have special needs in the areas of functional development and practical living. Direct instruction is provided in a variety of community environments for those students to gain experience and confidence.

Student mopping floor.

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM

This program is designed to aid high school students as they prepare to transition into post-secondary life. Students explore and develop personal life management skills for living a safe, responsible, and socially acceptable lifestyle.

Students cooking using the oven.

 

WORLD OF WORK PROGRAM

In collaboration with Kentucky Office for the Blind, this high school vocational program places students in jobs at local businesses in order to gain valuable work experience prior to graduating.

Student reading to small child.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

These activities athletics, forensics, after school work program, choir, fitness club, music instruction, radio broadcasting, scouting programs, weightlifting club, and yearbook club.

Four student goalball players.

 

PART-TIME PARTICIPATION IN JCPS

Students may attend local Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) for part of the school day. This cooperative arrangement between KSB and JCPS offers students a broader range of academic and vocational courses, and allows them to interact with students who are not visually impaired.

 

 

Resources

SBDM

Student/Parent Handbook (pdf)

Uniform Code of Conduct (pdf)

Uniform Code of Conduct (Word)

 

IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Assessment

Culture & Resources

Curriculum & Instruction

Planning & Budget

 

CONTACTS

Tristan Parsons
Interim Principal
502-897-1583, ext 0206

Allison Chandler
Director of Special Education
502-897-1583, ext. 7204

Peggy Sinclair-Morris
Director of Outreach Services
502-897-1583, ext. 7714

VACANT
Counselor
502-897-1583, ext 0203

Anna Freeman
School Psychologist
502-897-1583, ext 0202

Dr. Terry Burger
Student Program Supervisor (Dorm)
502-897-1583, ext 3209

Ashley Swafford - 2nd shift
Alice Robinson - 3rd shift

Dormitory Supervisor

502-897-1583, ext 3211

Connie Sea
Nursing Supervisor
502-897-1583, ext. 3213 or 3215