The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) educates students whose needs cannot be met in their respective 24 local school systems 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 that includes 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 school systems with increased skill levels essential for successful reintegration and academic achievement.