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Tulsa Learning Academy now located in North Tulsa

Posted at 5:47 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 18:28:56-04

TULSA — Tulsa Learning Academy has officially moved into the Alcott School Building.

After months of community members worked together to bring something new for North Tulsan parents, it's finally here.

Students like Brianie Clemmings got the chance to play a part in the future of her new school.

"I was given the opportunity to be a part of the redesign team for Tulsa Learning Academy, it was a very rewarding experience given the chance to plan for the kind of school that I want to attend," Clemmings said.

Including new resources, they didn't have before.

Now they have a library, cafeteria, stem learning center and a parent resource center.

"My hope for the future of TLA is that it goes into a 21st-century school. Where students are glad to be here, which will allow them to build lasting relationships and take their education beyond the walls of the school," Clemmings said.

Principal Dixie Speer says they are closer to their students, now that they are located in North Tulsa.

Eliminating a lot of the transportation issues from the past, now families and parents can be more involved in their child's education.

"I am excited to see this be a hug for the community. We now have the space to serve our families in North Tulsa, and it's just nice to have a moment and say that we can collaborate with the North Tulsa Task Force," Clemmings said.

Reverend M.C. Potter says his children will finally receive a quality education.

"I have been working toward this moment, with Tulsa Public Schools, and now the moment I truly believe has finally come," Potter said.

Reverend Potter believes the new Parent Resource Center will be the answer the community's been searching for.

"I think this is the heart of what that recommendation was about. If the parents are involved, if they are participating, if they are making sure students do their work. Students have a better chance of becoming successful," Potter said.

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