The World Is Our Classroom
The World Is Our Classroom theme provides students the opportunity to learn through real life experiences. Field trips, wilderness adventures, internships, and community service learning outreach programs are ongoing for the entire school year. Through these experiences, students gain knowledge and develop skills in team building, communication, and leadership while learning about their world.
Academics can quickly become secondary to students due to a variety of circumstances. Frequently, problems that surface at Street School have been unaddressed in public schools or a student’s home. Counselors attempt to impact the entire family system in order to help reduce problematic behavior.
Counseling at Street School is a critical part of the Street School program. Students meet regularly with their assigned counselor for individual and group therapy. Counselors become a lifeline to the student and are often the trusted source exposing them to essential community resources, college applications and opportunities beyond high school.
Community volunteers who serve as mentors have a significant role in a young person’s life. A Street School Mentor is a trusted person who is not a surrogate parent, but rather a caring friend who is directing and modeling leadership and community involvement. They are a person with a positive attitude who strives to motivate and nurture the student. More information here.
Students participating in the First-Offender Program have been identified by law enforcement or the courts as having committed acts that do not warrant adjudication, but require intervention with a focus on preventing future offenses. The program enables individuals to resolve conflicts positively; assume responsibility and realize consequences for their actions. Participants gain a clear understanding and insight into peer pressure and impulsive behavior. This program is only for first offenders under the age of 18.
HIV/AIDS and Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Community Outreach Program
In Street School’s HIV/AIDS and Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Community Outreach Program, students are trained as peer educators. Students are taught how to speak to their peers, and make presentations about pregnancy prevention, while raising awareness of HIV, AIDS, STDs, abstinence and the need for young people to practice safe sex if they are having sex.