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
 

Success Stories

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 IconRole Model - Success Story -
"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

Success Story IconNEW - I learned a great deal  - "I really enjoyed this class and I learned a great deal. Painting and Decorating is something I always wanted to do and learn."

Success Story Icon NEW - 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..."

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WSD in Images

Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.

Former Student Survey