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University High School DHH Program

4771 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

​​Office:  949-854-4785

The University High School DHH Program is a regional program located in the city of Irvine. Our program is on the campus of University High School which is within the Irvine Unified School District. We provide access to quality education in a regional setting for DHH students, grades nine through 12. 

The OCDE Regional DHH Program uses a total communication philosophy. Conceptually Accurate Signed English (C.A.S.E) is the main signing system used by staff and students with the support of American Sign Language and English based sign systems. The program is individualized and designed to maximize interaction with hearing peers and all school personnel.

The DHH instructional program focuses on the skills necessary to meet the proficiency and graduation requirements. Diplomas are awarded to students meeting the regular or differential standards as indicated in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).  In addition to the basic academic program, students receive career and vocational preparation. Services to attain these goals are provided by specialized personnel trained in instruction, guidance/behavioral counseling, speech and language therapy, career planning, sign language interpreting, audiological services, and adapted physical education.  

Students also participate with general education peers in a mainstream setting for a portion of the day. Educational interpreters facilitate communication in all academic and nonacademic classes. Through interpreting services, students have equal access to all activities, information and materials therefore, maximizing interaction with all school personnel and hearing peers.