Established in 1913, Booker T. Washington High School, BTW, has been Tulsa Public Schools comprehensive magnet school since 1973. Home to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the Tulsa Metro area and offering a multitude of Advanced Placement classes, BTW attracts students from all over the city and county and serves students in every ethnic, religious, and socio-economic group. This diversity combined with a rich tradition make BTW Tulsa Public School's flagship of academic excellence, athletics, and the arts, and as such, BTW students are some of the most heavily recruited students in the city by major universities. We are one of the most successful schools in the United States because BTW thrives on ideals that promote academic excellence and embrace diversity. Our student body boasts championships in football, basketball, and soccer and our academic team and forensics team both hold national ranking. Our faculty is highly qualified and strives to meet the needs of students, the community, and the state via continuing professional development. Additionally, many instructors have attained advanced degrees, and National Board Certification.
You can also help to make a difference for these two marine species with your diet. Aggressive fishing methods to meet demands for seafood contribute to the decimation of both of these species. By choosing to leave fish and seafood off your plate for one year alone you can save 225 fish and 151 shellfish . When you consider the fact that around 40 percent of all commercial fish catches are composed of bycatch, marine animals like the vaquita who are unintentionally caught, when you save 225 fish , you’re also helping to save countless other marine species! To learn more about how you can help marine animals through your diet, join the #EatForThePlanet movement.
The lower part of the field consists of two panels, blue and gold, which represent heaven and earth. The colours also symbolize both spiritual and material accomplishment. The letters "ACS" in red symbolize life forming a bridge between both; they also symbolize the blood of Christ uniting heaven and earth. In addition to the school name, the letters ACS are also variously said to spell out Academic achievements, Christian Character, and Sportsmanship or Service beyond self. Finally, the overall shape of the shield represents the knightly virtues of chivalry, honour, loyalty, valour and manliness.