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Vision

All Texas students who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind, including those with additional disabilities, will have high quality educational opportunities at the TSBVI campus and in their home district; empowering them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Mission

We serve as a leading center of expertise and resources, working in partnership with schools, families, communities, and organizations to transform educational outcomes for students, ages birth to 22, who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind, including those with additional disabilities.

Philosophy

We believe in the strength, competence, and potential for independence of students who are blind, visually impaired, or DeafBlind, including those with additional disabilities. All staff at TSBVI demonstrate commitment as a team to foster and celebrate these attributes every day.

We believe that our important mission, established by the people of Texas through our legislature, is to serve all students in the state through collaboration and partnership with families and local educational teams. By doing so, TSBVI ensures that Texas as a whole receives the greatest value for its investment in the promising future of these students.

We believe that the extraordinary expertise related to visual impairment and blindness developed at TSBVI since its founding in 1856 continues to grow in its leadership for the entire state. We are committed to using this expertise for innovations that will eliminate barriers to learning through instruction in all areas of the Core and the Expanded Core Curriculum.

We believe that the State of Texas has established a statewide educational system for these students that is widely recognized as among the very best in the nation. TSBVI is honored to play a key role in the achievement of this recognition.

Long-Range Strategic Goals

TSBVI will be a leader in providing statewide expertise and resources:

  1. Students with visual impairments will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and agency to lead vocationally, personally, and socially satisfying lives.
  2. Students with visual impairments will have access to quality education based on appropriate assessment, curriculum, and instruction.
  3. Students with visual impairments will receive a quality education from qualified professionals and trained staff.
  4. Parents of students who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind will have a thorough understanding of their child’s visual impairment and instruction in specialized skills needed to maximize learning.
  5. Partnerships will be developed so that students with visual impairments have quality resources available at the TSBVI campus and in their home district.
  6. TSBVI administrative and support staff will contribute to the accomplishment of the school’s mission by providing high quality products and services.
  7. Students and staff will learn and work in a quality state-of-the-art campus.