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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.
Education 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."
Polunsky Unit Success Story -
"He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."
Former Windham student becomes successful electrician -
Garrett Stanley, a wonderful story of success in life after incarceration.
NEW - I now have a good job - "My Windham teachers showed patience, effort, and kindness; they were very helpful"