OUr School

Tulsa Honor Academy Charter School equips all scholars in grades five through eight with the academic skills, content knowledge, and ethical character required for college graduation and life success.

OUr Vision

At Tulsa Honor Academy, our vision is to develop successful college graduates who will become well-rounded, engaged community members and who will transform their communities.  Tulsa Honor Academy ensures that students are on a path to college, beginning in fifth grade.  We believe all children, regardless of race, background, or income, can achieve at high levels.  Through a structured, disciplined, and academically rigorous environment, our students will be prepared to live a life of excellence, independence, and purpose.  We will prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond by urgently pursuing rigorous academic goals, exposing them to life’s opportunities, and laying the foundation for strong, ethical character.

Core

Beliefs

 At Tulsa Honor Academy, we believe that through a rigorous academic design and a strong character development program, our scholars can achieve excellence.

 

Further, we believe that:

  •  all students can achieve at the highest levels;
  • all students can achieve in a highly structured, rigorous, joyful school environment; and
  • all students can achieve when given appropriate supports.

How We

Get There

Tulsa Honor Academy will accomplish our mission and vision through seven core principles:

 

  1. Highly Structured Environment: We will provide an environment that is strict and warm. A disciplined environment will provide the structure through which students will be able to focus on their academics, foster a sense of pride in their school and their work, and be inspired towards an ambitious future.
  2.  Academic Rigor: A strong academic curriculum with a focus on literacy and math is key to a college preparatory school. We will develop standards-based curriculum aligned with state and national standards that meets students where they are and pushes them to meet and exceed grade level expectations.
  3.  Character Development: A strong ethical character is necessary for success in college and life, and character traits that underpin school success are shown to be particularly important for students growing up in economic challenge.  To support our students’ growth and achievement, we will establish a character development program founded on the core values of Courage, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Determination, Integrity, and Team.
  4.  Well Trained, Mission-Driven Teachers: Rigorous curriculum and meticulous systems and procedures are irrelevant without strong teachers to execute on them. We will hire and train teachers of the highest caliber — hardworking, intelligent individuals who will execute on our vision as members of a mission-driven team. Teachers will have twenty days of annual summer professional development (PD), 2.5 hours of weekly PD, and six data days throughout the year to reflect on achievement data as well as plan instructional lessons and student supports.
  5.  Strategic Use of Data: Data will be used daily and weekly to ensure student achievement. Trimester-based assessments will measure progress towards annual absolute and growth goals. Students and their advisors will set and track daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals to measure progress.
  6.  More Instructional Hours: We will have an extended school day, providing an additional 1.75 hours of instruction as compared to the schedule of a traditional school day, and we will provide an extended annual calendar (181 days) for 12 additional instructional days.
  7.  Parent Involvement: We will maintain pro-active and consistent communication with families though annual home visits for all new families and orientations for all families, weekly progress reports that outline academics and values-based character, monthly Parent University Nights, and trimester Report Cards and teacher meetings.

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