The Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (CHIP) is a comprehensive program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Hearing Impaired Program has been part of the Columbus City Schools since the 1950’s and is presently servicing over 200 students from the Central Ohio area. The program provides educational services to students in Columbus and thirty-five different school districts. Mrs. Marcia Orvets is the Program Supervisor and the Principal of Alexander Graham Bell School.
The Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (C.H.I.P.) exists to meet the individual learning needs of hearing impaired children ages 3 – 21 in Central Ohio.
CHIP strives to create flexible school environments in which all students who are deaf or hard of hearing may participate. We encourage children to participate in all activities, academic and non-academic, which provide appropriate challenge and interest.
All programs and services provide opportunities to realize students’ potential in the areas of cognition, social/emotional growth, communication competence, physical health, creative and artistic talents, career development and personal well-being.
CHIP strives to prepare children to become citizens who contribute to the greater society in positive ways. It is the role of CHIP to set the expectation for students that they will be self-sufficient, self-supporting and happy.