Tulsa Learning Academy is not a punishment. It is best suited for students who are not thriving in the traditional school environment or virtual schools. TLA offers flexible, personalized learning for students by focusing on relationships and student accountability.
Tulsa Learning Academy is conveniently located at Tulsa’s Promenade Mall. Promenade Mall is one of the frequent stops for Tulsa Transit. Tulsa Public Schools students may ride the Tulsa Transit system for free with a school identification badge. These badges are available at student intake/orientation.
Alternative Education programs are specifically tailored to meet the needs of students who may be struggling with poverty, substance abuse, family dysfunction, or psychological or physical trauma.
Tulsa Learning Academy may be an ideal place for students who are not thriving in the traditional school setting. Furthermore, students who want to accelerate credits or may lack credits can find a home at TLA. Students at TLA can earn up to 8 credits (sometimes more if they are motivated) in a regular school year. Most traditional schools are limited to offering 6-7 credits a year.
Teachers are all highly-experienced educators who are advocates for students. They are flexible and open-minded and recognize every student can learn and every student is deserving of a quality education. The environment at Tulsa Learning Academy is student focused and the friendly, productive atmosphere is grounded in mutual respect.
For the 18-19 school year, all current and new Tulsa Learning Academy students will undergo an intake process. Information gathered at intake will determine each student's schedule. Physical attendance on site daily may be best suited for some students while other students may work more independently. Tulsa Learning Academy determines each student's schedule to personalize and support students and families.
It is easier than regular school.
Although the schedule may be more flexible, being successful on a digital platform takes drive, motivation, and a tremendous amount of family monitoring and support.
TLA is for “troubled kids."
Tulsa Learning Academy offers a learning environment that is different and self-paced. We have many students who are gifted and yet find it difficult to be successful in traditional schools.
TLA students do not get socialization.
TLA students may participate in their home schools’ extracurricular activities. Furthermore, TLA staff is working on partnerships with other alternative schools for special events for the 18-19 school year.
TLA students will be bored working online all the time.
TLA is working toward offering more face-to-face direct instruction for students. So far, the state of Oklahoma has approved us to teach Yoga and the History of Rock & Roll in a different instructional method than online.
- Students who have not been successful in virtual schools;
- Students who want to accelerate graduation;
- Students who need to recover credits;
- Students who may be anxious in a traditional school environment;
- Students not experiencing success in traditional schools;
- Students with medical issues that prevent them from attending school full-time;
- Students who feel bullied or unsafe in traditional schools; and
- Homeschool students.