NORTH TEXAS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SCHOOL
North Texas ASL School began in August of 2018 with around 20 students in ASL I. Through the last few years, we have been able to share the language to many families. We have increased our offerings through ASL IV. And we have inspired several students to continue their ASL studies in College.
The instructor's background includes an Associates Degree in the Interpreting Program from Dallas Community College. She was registered in the state of TX as an American Sign Language Interpreter. Mrs. Rooks was employed by Dallas Independent School District as an ASL interpreter. As part of that job she also taught ASL to elementary students. After her resignation as an interpreter, she worked as a substitute interpreter and also a substitute deaf education teacher.
School Info: NT ASL School got started with an intention to teach ASL for foreign language educational credit (transcript worthy). Most of our students are homeschooled. (Mrs. Rooks is a homeschool veteran of 24 years and counting.) Our ASL students range in age from 6th - 12th grade (and even a couple of super seniors).
We use the curriculum MASTER ASL for ASL I and II. http://www.masterasl.com/ The curriculum is non-consumable ~ so one set is all a family (if siblings are taking the class together) needs to purchase.
We offer in person and online classes.
Our 2022-2023 schedule:
ASL I Online (Class videos are posted up on Tuesdays)
ASL I In Person Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 pm
ASL II Online (Class videos are posted up on Tuesdays)
ASL II In Person Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 pm
ASL III In Person Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm
ASL IV In Person Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm
Classes begin Sept 6th and Sept 8th and meet weekly. (Minus major holidays) In Person classes are held in Anna, TX. Homework is assigned via Google Classroom for students to work on independently during the week. Mrs. Rooks does hold students accountable to homework and special projects deadlines. Parents will receive semester and final grades to add to your grades/transcripts.
Mrs. Rooks is a hearing person. She feel like an ASL student needs to meet and chat with the Deaf community. She encourages this and makes those opportunities available.
"These ASL students volunteered for the “DEAFinitely not Different” 5k this morning!! Thank you Kristi Saunders Rooks for teaching from your heart!" ASL I Parent
Tuition: $45/month ($35/month per sibling of the same family) due on the first class of the month. We accept cash or check. Online families can pay via Pay Pal or Venmo. Families will purchase their own curriculum.
Lastly, Mrs. Rooks loves to have fun. Class will include games with vocabulary, and also special project assignments.
Feel free to reach out for more information :)
Kristi Rooks 214-417-7489