Programs

Academics – first and foremost
Street School incorporates research-based principles into all academics. The teaching methods, classroom environments, activities and school outings are all based on the latest scientific research on how the brain learns.  The World Is Our Classroom approach to provide 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.

 

Therapeutic Counseling Program
Our counselors understand that if a student’s personal and emotional needs are not addressed then their ability to focus in school is diminished. Academics can quickly become secondary 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.

 

First-Offender Program
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.

 

Internship Program

Students cycle through Street School’s Internship program as a part of their curriculum. Internship students learn interview skills, how to be a good employee and take an assessment inventory to learn where their interests lie. During a six-week session, students are placed in a non-paid internship learning about the world of work. They report to their internship three days a week just like they would to school, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The internship program allows students the opportunity to explore interests and various career fields before committing to a certain career or college major. Students gain valuable work experience and learn about professional opportunities while also performing some functional work in exchange for the experience.

The program is monitored by the Internship instructor who ensures the relationship between intern and employer is a success. Street School is always looking for internship opportunities to ensure our students have exposure to exciting career opportunities. If you would like to participate in our program, please call 918-833-9800 and ask to speak to the internship teacher.