Although commonly associated with special education and the federal mandate that students with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to the maximum extent appropriate, Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences practices an inclusive educational model which goes beyond the needs of students with disabilities to frame a system of accessible instruction and positive behavior supports generating positive outcomes for all students in the general education environment. The emphasis on school-wide (systemic) implementation of inclusion is critical to our school’s Mission, Vision, and Beliefs. Inclusion is not solely the job of any one educator, classroom, or service provider; the successful creation of inclusive settings begins at the school and district level and in developing partnerships with students, families, and the greater community.

Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences as part of its inclusion program provides a continuum of supports available to all students not limited to the following:

  • Differentiation (removes a one-size-fits-all approach for student learning)
  • Access to safe-space or separate location for student work, testing, and support 
  • Extended time as appropriate/needed for student work and testing
  • Reduced quantity for quality as appropriate 
  • Average classroom size of 18-19 students
  • Multiple means of instruction
  • Multiple means for student demonstration of learning and expression
  • Multiple high school graduation pathways and modified course design 
  • Multiple means of student engagement 
  • Restorative Justice Model 
  • Dignifying and humanizing relationship building 

Special Education Services

Counseling Services

College Counseling Services