TSAS is a highly innovative, relational charter school that serves students grades 6-12. We were founded in 2001 as the first charter school for secondary students in Tulsa. TSAS is a public charter school with no entrance requirements or tuition necessary for acceptance. All that is required of an applicant is that they live in the current Tulsa Public Schools district at the time of enrollment. Valid proof of address is required at this stage, but is not needed at the time the application is filled out.
Each year, TSAS admits 75 6th graders and a smaller amount in grades 7-12 based on attrition. If we get more than the allotted number of applications for a grade, we hold a random lottery. TSAS has had enough applicants to constitute a lottery every year of our existence. The only students given preference in the lottery are siblings of current TSAS students. Applicants who don’t get an immediate spot via the lottery will go on the waiting list for each grade.
In a typical year, the application window runs from December to March and includes a robust menu of shadowing, open houses, and school visits. The 2020-2021 school year, of course, is not a typical year. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new world, and as such, we are building new ways of ensuring people get information about TSAS to help them decide if we are right for them. Those processes and materials (virtual shadowing, virtual open houses, virtual tours, and other information) will be available here at TSAS.org/apply on December 1, 2020.
The application process for TSAS, for grades 6-12 will open on December 1, 2020 and will end on February 26, 2021. Applications for next year must take place within that window with no exceptions. It does not matter when you apply as long as it is within that window.
Applications must be done in person at TSAS. We are NOT part of the TPS unified enrollment process, so our name will not show up in the computer if you try to register online or at the TPS enrollment center. All TSAS applications must take place at TSAS in person. The application process takes about 5 minutes to complete.
Please check back here at TSAS.org/apply on or after December 1, 2020 for processes and materials for shadowing, open houses, and school visit information. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.