American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1 – Thursday-Section 1)

American Sign Language 1 (Thursdays - Section 1)

Grade Level: 8th – 12th grades

Ages: 14 & up

Classes Meet: Thursdays

Semester 1: Thursday, September 9th – December 2nd, 2021 

Semester 2: Thursday, January 13th – March 31st, 2022.

(December 9th and April 7th will be make-up days if needed.)

Times: 11: 00  – noon

Instructor: Tracy Paxson


Tuition / Fees: $250.00 tuition ($125.00 per semester) + $25.00 Supply Fee.     An enrollment fee of $25 plus the materials fee of $25 is due within 2 weeks of registration and will come off of your tuition. Both the supply fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.

If your child has special needs, please contact the teacher directly.

Course Description:

ASL is claimed to be the third most-commonly used language in the United States.  This is a year long class structured to cover the basics of Deaf culture, Deaf history and the 3D language as a whole.  Your student will focus on the fundamentals of grammar, facial expressions, vocabulary, finger spelling and numbers.  ASL will be taught within contexts related to general surroundings and everyday life experiences. Class participation, quizzes and exams will help to attain comprehension.  We will be using the book Master ASL!.  Students must purchase this book.  Below are links to purchase the book.  If you are unable to find the book, please let me know.  

*5 min/12 max

Used: dchild=1&keywords=master+asl&qid=1617133683&s=books&sr=1-3


This course is a prerequisite for ASL 2 which will be offered in 2021/22.  Your high school student will earn 1 credit/ semester, with 2 credits for a full year.