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Selection for enrollment into WSD programs is based on an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) developed for each offender by the school principal or school counselor. The ITP lists the educational services recommended for each offender. If enrollment is recommended by the ITP, priority is based on the offender’s age, program availability, and projected release date. Students will be contacted by the principal or counselor for school services.
All offenders 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.
Offenders 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 an offender before we can discuss their records or status for enrollment.
Welding Success Story -
"I'm thankful for the welding program I was allowed to take while locked up".
NEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."
NEW - Making a positive impact - "I am very excited to be learning a new trade and to be securing employment for myself in the 'real world.'"
To a WSD welding teacher from a former offender student -
"I got a job welding and I had to write and just thank you so much for putting me ahead of the game."