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Alternative Curriculum

Electives

Students have several elective options for the two class periods of the day. These include:

  • Attending elective classes at the High School/Intermediate High School
  • Participation in a work-study program
  • School or community service projects
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • Tutorial or enrichment assignments

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Students may also choose to attend an abbreviated school day. Some students make up credits by attending a full six-hour school day and then participating in the work/study program after school. Alternative education students may also attend night school or summer school classes. Elective classes including life skills are also offered at the Alternative site.

Counseling

Counseling plays an important role in the alternative program, and all students are expected to participate actively in a broad range of counseling opportunities.

Parents

Parents are encouraged, but not required, to play an active role in the students’ education. Teachers attempt to telephone parents regularly to discuss successes as well as problems. Input from parents is always encouraged. Parenting information and classes are provided by the Alternative program staff.

Block Scheduling

Block scheduling is a major component of the alternative program. All high school students attend a single class for four class periods daily in a four-week period. At the end of this four-week session, students earn ½ credit. Then, the students rotate to another class for the next four-week period. This type of scheduling encourages teaching creativity, provides greater flexibility, allows greater opportunity for individualization of assignments, and fosters the creation of a more supportive classroom atmosphere for students.

Class Schedules

Mondays through Thursdays

8:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.  -  Morning Block
12:40 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. – Lunch
1:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.  -  Mini-Block

Fridays

8:45 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.  -  Morning Block
12:25 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.  -  Lunch
1:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.  -  Mini-Block