Leading for learning, learning to lead.
Recently, Roosevelt Elementary became the first school in Oklahoma to earn the Lighthouse School designation from the Franklin-Covey Foundation, signifying Roosevelt’s successful implementation of the “Leader in Me” program. The recognition capped a multi-year process establishing the program, which is based on Stephen R. Covey’s internationally recognized “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” and teaches children the value of habits such as independence, teamwork and continuous improvement.
Pryor High School has been named a 2016 National School of Character. Both Jefferson Elementary and Lincoln Elementary have been named as 2016 State and National Schools of Character.
All across the Pryor Creek School System, innovative ideas like the “Leader in Me” project are being combined with tested methods of instruction and rich academic and extracurricular offerings in art, athletics and music. The goal: college and/or career readiness by graduation. Post-graduation, students can choose from an abundance of strategic life paths that begin right at their door, thanks to the proximity of 13 colleges within 80 miles, as well as the excellent availability of jobs at MidAmerica Industrial Park promising both financial and personal rewards.
- Lincoln Elementary Early Childhood Center: K4 and Kindergarten.
- Jefferson Elementary School: Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
- Lincoln Elementary School: 1st Grade through 6 Grade.
- Roosevelt Elementary School: Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
- Pryor Junior High School: 7th through 9th Grade.
- Pryor High School: 10th through 12th Grade.
- Pryor Public Schools Administration
- Osage Public School: Kindergarten through 8th grade.
- William Bradford Christian School: Private; pre-k through 12th grade.
Right here in Pryor Creek, superior educational and training paths also include:
Northeast Technical Center (NTC): At NTC, career-ready students earn the skills they need for rapid advancement, learning with the official collaborative training partner for the State of Oklahoma. For all ages; special classes for high school students.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT): OSUIT students learn and hone real-world skills in a state-of-the-art environment at MidAmerica Industrial Park where OSUIT’s 12,500-sq.-ft. onsite training facility includes equipment that mirrors the industrial setting, immersing students in a holistic training environment encompassing theory as well as hands-on learning. From specific skills training to college-accredited courses leading to Associate of Applied Science degrees, OSUIT transform students into leaders. OSUIT offers some of the same high quality advanced technology courses offered on the Okmulgee campus. The MidAmerica campus has technical coursework in three specialty areas as well as certificate training programs and youth programs
Rogers State University (RSU): A recently opened $10 million MidAmerica campus (on 80 acres donated by MidAmerica) offers a high-tech, high-powered environment where students can earn Bachelor’s degrees in 16 areas, including Applied Technology, Business Administrations, Business Information Technology and Communications. A branch of the main university in Claremore. Offers online classes. Concurrent enrollment for high school students.
Thomas J. Harrison Pryor Public Libary: Open to the community and full of learning resources such as the thriving Literacy Program for adults. Contact the library to volunteer as a tutor or sign up as a learner! Library History
MidAmerica Career Center: Open since 2016, the ground-breaking Career Center fully aligns educational and industrial needs and resources, offering area high school students a head start on both academic and professional success, even as it strengthens local industry and the Pryor economy.
Thunderbird Youth Academy: The primary mission of the Thunderbird Youth Academy (TYA) is to intervene in the lives of at-risk youth. Specifically, TYA targets 16 to 18 year old (male or female) high school dropouts giving them the opportunity to gain control over their lives by increasing academic performance; improving self esteem; and teaching essential life skills enabling them to compete in the work place and manage a healthy family environment.