Street School focuses on students who are committed not only to their education, but also to resolving poverty problems, learning and practicing life skills and dealing with behavioral issues. The vast majority of the youth who attend Street School face many personal challenges such as a history of domestic violence, abuse, trauma and lack of family support. Many students that find their way to Street School are “at-risk” for substance abuse and other illegal behaviors. These challenges and other behaviors have become barriers to their success. Despite the different reasons students attend, they all have something in common; their needs have not been met because of poverty and issues at home. Street School provides at-risk students the skills necessary to be college and career ready. Street School provides a complete learning experience for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The curriculum includes not only traditional subjects but also extensive fine arts instruction.