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Secondary Credit Accrual

As secondary migrant students move from school to school or district to district, their interrupted education often means that their credits are either lost in the transition or not counted at all towards graduation requirements. Because many of them are in jeopardy of not meeting state graduation requirements, it is the responsibility of the corresponding school district to make amends for those losses in credit. United ISD uses a variety of ways to be sure each and every high school migrant meets their graduation requirements. Those ways include the following:

1. Teacher Tutoring, Title I, State Compensatory Education funds, etc.

  • Morning and After school
  • Saturday tutoring
  • Migrant-funded tutors and teachers

2.  A Plus computer-based credit recovery or credit acceleration at the migrant lab located at the Crockett Annex.

3. UT Austin Distance Learning Center-free to all migrant students for credit recovery or acceleration

4.  AVID- (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges.

5.  Gear Up- provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

6.  Texas Virtual High School through UT Austin Distance Learning Center

  • On-line credit recovery for students 9-12th grade who meet criteria

7.  Opportunity Center, Success Center and Quest Center

  • Campus Credit recovery / acceleration for over-aged students during school day for on-time graduation

8.  Lamar/Options Academy

  • Evening credit recovery on Tuesdays and Thursdays with priority to 12th, then 11th grade students etc.

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