Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources:

Request GED

Request NCCER Industries Certificate

Request a TEEX Certificate (external link)

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) (external link)

                  from Family Members

Selection for enrollment into WSD programs is based on an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) developed for each resident by the school principal or school counselor. The ITP lists the educational services recommended for each resident. If enrollment is recommended by the ITP, priority is based on the resident's age, program availability, and projected release date. Residents will be contacted by the Principal or Counselor for school services.
All residents are encouraged to ask questions when they attend the Unit Classification Committee where programs are discussed.

The WSD offers English and a Second Language class or ESL.  Enrollment is based on the ITP.

Residents are transferred for school enrollment but not often. All transfers are coordinated via the school Counselor and are only requested for some programs. The WSD does not request transfers for enrollment in the GED program, CHANGES (pre-release) or the Cognitive Intervention Program. The TDCJ makes the final determination of all transfer decisions.

Because our students are adults, we need their permission to speak to anyone regarding their educational information. We must have written consent from a student before we can discuss their records or status for enrollment.

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"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

Success Story Icon NEW - Tools to change my own life - "What can I say about Autobrakes? I guess I need to start by saying it's one of the best classes I have ever taken!"

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"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."

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WSD in Images

Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
WSD’s Business and Image Management & Multimedia (BIMM) class offers students the opportunity to learn viable graphic arts and computer skills, helping them prepare for jobs after release.

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