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.

Success Stories

Success Story IconPolunsky Unit Success Story -
"He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."

Success Story IconTo 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."

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!"

Success Story IconNEW - I’m so grateful I took welding -
"I’m so grateful I took welding; I’ve come so far in my career because the things I was taught in that program".

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WSD in Images

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.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.

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