Class Format

A charter school can create a delivery system that individualizes and customizes education to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. . .

-Sandy Garrett, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences has created a course structure that facilitates the learning opportunities of its students. The format includes:

Seventy Minute Classes

Seventy-minute classes that meet five days per week give time to concentrate on each individual class. Also, this gives a total of 350 minutes per week in each subject instead of the traditional 250.

Bell Schedule
8:00-9:10 Period 1 70 Minutes
9:10-9:20 Nutrition Break 10 Minutes
9:20-10:30 Period 2 70 Minutes
10:35-11:45 Period 3 70 Minutes
11:45-12:25 Lunch 40 Minutes
12:25-1:35 Period 4 70 Minutes
1:40-2:50 Period 5 70 Minutes

Small class sizes

With a target ratio of sixteen (16) students to one (1) faculty member the classes are small enough to allow teachers time to work with every student


Three trimesters, of fifty nine days each, replacing the traditional two semesters per year allow for 15 classes a year instead of the traditional 14.