Support For Harlow Creek Elementary
- Harlow Creek Elementary School
We are gathering community support for Harlow Creek.
About the School:
Mission: Embracing the Reggio philosophy to reach, engage, and improve lives, Harlow will prepare community-minded, globally responsible students through an emergent curriculum using project-based learning focused on real-life experiences that expand the traditional classroom and utilize the natural world.
Proposed Location: 4305 W. Edison in Tulsa, OK 74127
Proposed Date of Opening: August 2021
Proposed Grades to Be Served: K-3 initially with slow growth to pre K-5 (adding one grade per year)
Enrollment Plan: 80 students in year one with projected expansion to 160 students by year four. Campus capacity of 400 students.
Target Population: Harlow will be nestled within the Evolving Communities Development situated northwest of downtown Tulsa. We are focusing on the community within the 74127 zip code but any child within the Tulsa Public School Boundaries. Upon Charter Sponsorship school could be open to students outside TPS.
AEZ: Primarily, the neighborhood Academic Enterprise Zone will be bound by W. Newton Street to the north, the 412 Expressway to the south, North 57th West Avenue to the west, and North 33rd West Avenue to the east as identified in the map to the right. There are two additional pockets of areas where kids are within close proximity to the school. (1) A small area between Edison and the 412 to the N and S, then bound by 33rd St. and Gilcrease to the West and East. (2) An area south of the 412 which encompasses a small neighborhood along both sides of 49th St West and limited to north of the Katy Trail.
Educational Philosophy: Emilio Reggio Inspired Programming
Modeled after other Reggio Inspired Charter Schools:
• City Neighbors Charter School – Baltimore MD
• Creative Inspiration Journey School – St. Cloud, FL
• Opal Charter School – Portland, OR
• Creative Arts Charter School – San Francisco, CA
• Grand Raids Child Discovery Center – Grand Rapids, MI
Proposed Curriculum: Aligned to Oklahoma Standards, the curriculum will include instruction in:
• Social Studies
• Fitness and Well-Being
Instructional Methodology: Project Based Learning
Proposed Assessment Program:
• Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP)
• NWEA MAP and MAP Skills
• Formative Assessments
• Summative Assessments
Proposed School Calendar and School Day Schedule: Aligned to Tulsa Public Schools and designed to meet or exceed the minimum number of instructional hours required by the State of Oklahoma.
Proposed Board Members:
• Scott Pardee
• Caleb Starr
• Kelsey Pierce
• Jerry Goodwin
• Rachael Stagner-Farrell
Proposed Facility: Inspired by the “Learning Cottage” concept for school design from the North Carolina architect / planner Tom Low; Harlow was intentionally embedded within the neighborhood with homes and parks immediately adjacent to the site. A community park and community garden will be located in the direct vicinity of the school such as directly across the street. In its central and convenient location, Harlow facilities can also be used for community meetings, cultural events, visiting speakers and fitness classes.
Proposed Initial Funding: Charter School Program grant application to be available upon acquiring Sponshorship. An application has been submitted to the New Schools Venture Fund and an application will be submitted to the Walton Family Foundation. Additional private donations have been secured.
Please sign and complete the information below to show your support for Harlow Creek Elementary School. This information will not be used for any other purpose. Please also email us on the contacts page of harlowcreek.org if you are interested to learn more about enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic school year.
The Support For Harlow Creek Elementary petition to 200 was written by Harlow Creek Elementary School and is in the category Education at GoPetition.