Located in Muskogee, the Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB), also known as Parkview School, provides residential and day education, and outreach programs at no charge for Oklahoma children who are blind or visually impaired from infancy through 12th grade. OSB's goal is to help students reach their maximum potential.
Information for Parents (and Others involved in the Child's Education)
Check out this Information for Parents document to find out about the specialized services OSB provides for Oklahoma's children who are blind or visually impaired. OSB programs serve students on campus as well as those attending school in their home communities. Open the Information for Parents PDF file or Information for Parents Word file.
Residential and Day School Education
OSB offers a comprehensive curriculum of reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, music and computer science for residential and day students. Specialized instruction includes braille, orientation and mobility, optimum use of low vision, adaptive equipment and technology, and tactile graphic skills.
The secondary school program includes college preparation, vocational training and a work-study program. In addition, students may receive assessment, counseling, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, hearing tests and health care services. Recreational activities include student organizations and interscholastic athletics.
Teaching materials and instructional styles are adapted to meet the needs of each student. Independent living skills are taught to enable each student to attain maximum independence and strengthen social skills and self-esteem.
OSB transports students home for weekends and holidays.
The school serves as a resource center for students statewide with visual impairments who do not attend OSB. Outreach staff provide consultation, curriculum assistance, classroom modifications and assistance with technical equipment. Students receive free evaluations on academic achievement, orientation and mobility, low vision, psychological profiles and living skills. Early intervention services are provided to young students to help them prepare for school.
Cherokee Almanac: The Oklahoma School for the Blind
Check out the video produced by Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People. Its an awesome video about the impact that the Cherokee Nation had on establishing the Oklahoma School for the Blind. To see more videos about the Cherokee Nation visit osiyo.tv. The video is courtesy of the Cherokee Nation Businesses.