Students who attend the Margaret Hudson Program receive a balanced accredited curriculum consistent with local and state academic standards. There is no loss of credit for transferring to our program. Students receive their diploma from the high school they transferred from upon graduation. Classroom ratios of 1:10 and 1:12 provide more personalized education than students would receive in a regular school environment.
Big Picture Learning
The Margaret Hudson Program through its partnership with Tulsa Public Schools has adopted the Big Picture philosophy to education and has begun the process of implementing this new approach, which is to foster individualized learning, real world experiences, project based instruction, and post-secondary planning in order to establish rigor, relevance, and relationships for all students.
In addition to core subjects, students also participate in vocational childcare, business technology, and family and consumer sciences classes. Through the Parent Education Lab, students work in our Early Childhood Education centers and learn to care for children in developmentally appropriate ways. This allows the Margaret Hudson Program staff to monitor students' parenting skills and gives the students vocational experience that can lead to employment after graduation.
Social Services & Counseling
The Margaret Hudson Program maintains a staff of skilled counseling professionals who provide individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral tailored to the needs of students and their families. Each student is assigned a counselor upon entry into the Margaret Hudson Program. Counselors also conduct follow-up evaluations with students for two years after they leave the program.
"Life Skills" Classes
Counselors collaborate with nurses on our "Life Skills" classes. "Life Skills" complements the vocational classes offered in the academic component of the program. Course content focuses on peer pressure, self-esteem, and decision-making; parenting and survival skills; career exploration, job attainment, and personal presentation. Special activities include field trips to work sites, College Career Day, and a forum on women's issues.