History

Street School began as a “drop-in” center in 1973 in a building near 13th & Cincinnati in downtown, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Now, at the age of 42, Street School, Inc. is Oklahoma’s longest running and most successful alternative education high school and thereapeutic counseling program serving at-risk youth and their families.

In 1995, the Oklahoma legislature implemented Street School’s best practices as criteria for all Oklahoma alternative programs. Those best practices are still in place today and are used by other programs across Oklahoma and the U.S. A long list of foreign countries have visited Street School in an effort to replicate all or aspects of our model. Street School is and has always been an innovative dropout program; one that leads the way for the 21st century.

In 2004, Street School was awarded the National Crystal Star of Excellence award from the National Drop-Out Prevention Network for outstanding work in the areas of dropout prevention, intervention, and recovery. Street School has won two awards from the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence: in 2012 for Best Non-Profit in Education and in 2009 for Outstanding Achievement in Alternative Education. Since 2006, Street School has received national accreditation from The Commission of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Street School is proud to be known as Oklahoma’s landmark alternative education program.

 

Street School operates as a non-profit agency through a partnership with the Tulsa Public School district.