The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) educates students whose needs cannot be met in their respective local education agency though community-based outreach and comprehensive on-campus programs on a day or residential basis. The school serves blind or low vision students from birth to age 21, including many with multiple disabilities. Each student has a mandated Individualized Education Plan (IEP) tailored to his or her needs.
MSB’s program includes general education subjects and, in addition, special instruction in the disability-specific areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum including: braille, orientation and mobility, career education, and independent living skills. Exit goals for students, depending on their abilities, are to earn either a high school diploma or a certificate of attendance at graduation or, prior to graduation, return to their local education agency with increased skill levels essential for successful reintegration and academic achievement.