The Graduate Support Program (GSP) provides alumni with intensive academic and personal support, application (financial, enrollment, testing) assistance for high school, college and career advising, community referral services, tutoring services, opportunities for volunteering and community-building. Extensive support to students, alumni and parents is an essential component of San Miguel Tulsa’s dynamic educational model and our holistic approach is critical to the formation of the whole family. Services and supports offered to alumni and their families to match the different phases through which our graduates move along the pathway to educational and life success:
Middle School Phase (6th-8th Grade): Middle school students need to develop a love for learning and a desire to succeed in high school and college. A "college bound" culture at San Miguel provides daily examples throughout the curriculum, high school and college visits, career and college level speakers, and our own graduates returning to San Miguel to provide clear examples of success.
High School Placement and Matriculation Phase (8th-9th Grade): Individualized and comprehensive high school placement with the student and family occurs in 8th grade. Matriculation into 9th grade includes connecting student and family with various personal and academic supports, including community program referrals and college/career access programs. Those students who are most at-risk are given increased intensive support and intervention.
High School Success Phase (9th-12th Grade): Student and family continue to be monitored and supported through the collaboration of GSP, high school counseling teams and community organizations. SMS alums are expected to perform academically, join co-curricular pursuits, fulfill a community service component and remain active in the San Miguel Tulsa community. High school completion is achieved through earning a high school diploma, GED certificate or the equivalent. Students who are at-risk are contacted and supported regularly.
Post-Secondary Preparation Phase (11th-12th Grade): The San Miguel GSP works with high schools so that graduates and families are supported through the college application process and/or career/vocational program exploration and enrollment. Graduates may be connected with resources to help with drafting resumes, practicing interview techniques, and learning financial literacy strategies. Post-secondary completion is achieved through earning an Associates, Bachelors, vocational certificate, or obtaining gainful employment.
Post-Secondary Success Phase (Post high school to 24 years old): GSP tracks San Miguel graduates whenever possible and is current defining what support is needed post high school.