Making Dreams Come True
Making Dreams Come True
At Pathways, we grow together in our Christian faith through daily Bible study and worship. Each month students focus on developing a deeper understanding of one verse from the Bible while also practicing memorization and critical thinking. Students encourage one another in faith and pray for each other’s needs in prayer circles and strengthen their relationship with God.
We know that individuals with intellectual disabilities must work harder to retain what they learned through their school years. Education must be reinforced throughout their lifespan. At Pathways, students practice their math through individualized and group lessons, often focusing on money management and smart spending. Students get to grow their own vegetables in our garden that we use during our cooking lessons, discuss current events from around the world, and explore the many reasons why and how things happen.
As a Christian organization, volunteering is an important way our students get to show others the love of Jesus. Each week, students invest their time serving the Tulsa community visiting with residents of assisted living centers, sorting through food donations at the food bank, reading to preschoolers, and more. Volunteering provides students with opportunities to engage with more members of our community and practice important life skills while helping Tulsans in need.
Individuals with intellectual disabilities have an increased risk for certain health issues due to a tendency toward sedentary lifestyles. Nutrition and fitness are critical in helping improve and maintain overall health and quality of life. At Pathways, students are active in physical activities every day. Favorite activities include walking, dancing, and training for Special Olympics track and swimming.
There are huge benefits to in-person classes at Pathways. When students are together in-person, they experience enhanced social interactions as they have the freedom to build relationships at the start of the day, over lunch, and at the end of the day each day. They get the benefit of hands-on learning from cooking lessons to group science experiments. And they get to take field trips, train for Special Olympics, and go out into the community for weekly volunteering. Teacher-to-student ratios remain small in order to provide a more intimate classroom setting. In-person classes are offered 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.
One of the biggest advantages of virtual classes are convenience. And it allows us to serve students outside of the Tulsa area and to serve students that wouldn’t qualify for in-person classes! The other great advantage of virtual classes is for our sensory-sensitive students. In the virtual space, we have more control over noise levels and other distractions that can be a challenge to some students in an in-person classroom. In this virtual environment, we see those students thrive without those distractions. Virtual classes are offered the following days/times:
Mondays 1pm to 5pm
Tuesdays 1pm to 5pm
Wednesdays 9am to 1pm
Thursdays 1pm to 5pm
Fridays 9am to 1pm
HYBRID SCHEDULE – VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CLASSES
Often families will choose a hybrid schedule that includes both online classes and in-person classes to get the benefits of both options!
In the application below, you’ll choose whether you’re interested in virtual classes, online classes, or a hybrid schedule that includes both options. Part-time and full-time schedules are available.
To begin the admissions process, click below to submit an inquiry form. The admissions process will include an interview and the prospective student will get to try classes for free prior to enrolling.
To qualify for the program, the Pathways applicant must:
- Be 16 years or older for summer enrollment, and 18 years or older for year-round enrollment.
- Have been diagnosed with a physical, emotional or intellectual disability.
- Have the ability to care for personal needs and does not require one-on-one assistance (for in-person classes).
- Be able to administer required medications independently (for in-person classes).
- Not exhibit behavior that would be harmful to the applicant or others or disruptive to other students and teachers in the classroom (for in-person classes).
To begin the admissions process, click below to submit an inquiry form. We will contact you within 10 business days to schedule an interview and tour.
For questions about admissions or scholarships, contact our Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-859-0060.