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Students

Welcome to the Student Services section of our website. Here you will find information related to three areas:

  •  services and programs available to eligible offenders currently incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,
  •  information relevant to employers and industry leaders, and
  •  post release information for former students.

 

Services 
    Classes
             Academic
                  Basic Academic Program
                  Special Education Program
                  Title I Program
                  English as a Second Language Program 
                  CHANGES II Program
                  Cognitive Intervention Program
             Vocational
                  Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program
      Recreation Programs
      Counseling, Testing and Records
      Library Services

Employers
      Surveys
      Certifications
      Skills Information
      Submit Job Opportunities
 
Post Release
     Resume Template
     Request Educational Records 
FAQ
Open Records
Calender
 

Student Services

Programs for Incarcerated Offenders

Students are selected and enrolled into programs based on an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) which is developed by the education staff. The ITP outlines educational services and prioritizes participation in recommended programs based on the offender’s age, program availability, projected release date and need for academic, vocational and life skills programs. Some offenders participate in more than one type or program. We hope that family members support the educational process by encouraging active participation in available programs.

 

COLLEGE/VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS INFORMATION BULLETIN

 Effective September 1,2013, the TDCJ - Rehabilitation Programs Division (RDP) will be the official contact for College Academic and College Vocational requests.

 

Rehabilitation Programs Division
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77340

 

 BOLETIN INFORMATIVO DE LOS PROGRAMAS UNIVERSITARIOS Y DE FORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL

A partir del 1o. de Septiembre del 2013, la División de Programas de Rehabilitación (TDCJ-RDP) será el contacto oficial para los requerimientos Académicos de nivel Universitario y de Formación Profesional.

 

 División de Programas de Rehabilitación
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77340

  

 

Classes
    Academic
         Basic Academic Program
         Special Education Program
         Title I Program
         English as a Second Language Program 
         CHANGES II Program
         Cognitive Intervention Program
    Vocational
          Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program
Recreation Programs
Counseling, Testing and Records 
Library Services

 

Additional Information:

Services 
Employers
Post Release
FAQ 
Open Records
Calendar 

A message from Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter & Martha Fields, Interim Director of Instructional Division:

THANK YOU, Windham Principals,  for your outstanding work in leading our schools!

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 2017 as “Principals Month” in Texas. Across the nation, states are taking the time to thank principals for their dedication to creating student success and school safety. Windham School District principals are no exception!

Principals are expected to be educational leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, spokesmen, budget analysts and guardians of policy mandates and initiatives. Principals set the academic tone for their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to set performance objectives and maintain high curriculum standards.  Despite the challenges of working within the physical confines of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, these educators provide the leadership, hard work and vision required to help their adult students rebuild their lives and reach for second chances.

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News

NEW Technology education supports job training
NEW In Dallas: Habitat for Humanity partners with WSD
NEW State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) 2017: NOW – Oct. 31!
2017 PACT conference scheduled for October
Industry support: WSD thanks Fluor
TDCJ Windham School District: An Ongoing Success Story (Reprinted from The Paducah Post)
Building the Workforce: Correctional educators from Windham School District sign collaboration agreement with Gulf Coast Workforce Board, affiliate of Workforce Solutions
Preparing tomorrow's workforce for industry: TIC training manager explains benefits of WSD partnership
Media Honor Roll: WSD joins TASB to recognize outstanding journalists
San Antonio Food Bank training cooks up Second Chance for newly-released offenders
Windham School District working with TDLR, strengthening employment opportunities by helping offenders earn state licensures
Austin businesswoman lists education, faith, sobriety as powerful life savers
WSD's first summer school offers reentry skills to Texas offenders
Industry employers partner with WSD to provide increased job opportunities
Why I Teach for Windham: Brent Frailicks
Life re-wired: Houston electrical superintendent credits WSD vocational training for career
WSD implements training by The Flippen Group for educator development, student leadership
Success Story posters on campuses
Cartel to Counselor: Finding HOPE through education
Sen. Charles Perry speaks to graduates in Childress
Congressman John Cornyn observes job training at San Antonio Food Bank
Livingston graduation ceremony: Rep. James White joins WSD in marking success
Career Expo business presentation empowers former offender to succeed
Central Texas welders thank CTE teacher for training, influence
Windham Career Expo inside TDCJ's Terrell Unit brings employers, hiring support directly to offenders
Bastrop Man Receives Governor's 2016 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award
WSD and TDCJ: Gatesville tour for Governor's staff focuses on partnerships, successful re-entry efforts
Pablo Gonzales: Thanks to job-focused training, project manager enjoys work,  family, life
New Reading Horizons curriculum to help develop fluency, comprehension
WSD Career and Technical Education: Preparing students for work, success
Message from Board Chairman Dale Wainwright
WSD expands vocational programming, course lengths, training opportunities
WSD receives support from NCCER with efforts to connect trained offenders and employers
Windham School District honors professional counselors
Huntsville Item - Thanks to investments in treatment and education opportunities, offenders in Texas have better chance now to make it in free world 
Campus tours share WSD's success story: Notes from WSD Division of Instruction Director Amy Lopez (From "Good Things" Report, Jan. 18)
WSD Success Story:  Safety manager, former offender returns to prison to encourage job-readiness
'We are Windham' video proudly explains why, how WSD changes lives. Now available online

Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - Better future after prison - "It's mind-blowing and inspirational to know that you can have a better future after prison"

Success Story IconEducation changed my life -
"These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."

Success Story IconNEW - Learning equals possibilities - "Being incarcerated since I was young, I have had my share of trials and struggles. But knowing every morning that I may..."

Success Story IconNEW - I began to believe -
"I was a straight-F student, and I didn’t think I could learn anything. I had a teacher who wouldn’t give up".

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