Teachers, parents, peers, and community members play an important role in a child’s academic, personal, and social development. San Miguel Tulsa recognizes the importance of involving each of these agents in the educational process; therefore, each student is part of a learning team that consists of the student, an educator, and a parent/guardian. Learning teams meet four times a year. The purpose of these meetings is to observe the student’s exhibition of learning, to assess his/her development, and to set additional learning goals.
It is essential for students to learn how to communicate. Effective communication involves the ability to take in information, to process information, and to express information. Developing these abilities requires a comprehensive literacy program with instruction centered on enhancing listening, speaking, writing, and reading abilities. San Miguel Tulsa’s learning model addresses the above areas through a four block approach to literacy development: individualized reading, group reading, writing and vocabulary, and speaking/conversation. San Miguel devotes 110-minutes a day to language arts.