HISD TAKS recovery program aims to help students earn overdue HS diplomas

The search is on for 1,200 current and former HISD students who may be just one test short of earning their high school diplomas to take advantage of a free, drop-in program that could help them earn that valuable document.

All HISD high schools are offering teacher-conducted tutoring for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test that will be administered July 7, and HISD will also offer the coaching at three city of Houston Multi-Service Center sites. This second-chance program will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, June 9-July 3, but special hours may be arranged. No advance enrollment is required for the scheduled sessions.

The TAKS hasn’t been administered to high school students for three years, replaced by the STAAR exams, but students who had the test as a graduation requirement must still pass it to earn a diploma.

For more information on the tutoring program and retesting, contact Jeanine Wilson, jwilson8@houstonisd.org, 713-556-7295.

The TAKS recovery sites are:
• All HISD high school campuses
• AVA/Twilight sites at Worthing and Yates high schools
• City of Houston Multi-service Centers: Kashmere — 4802 Lockwood 77026; Northeast — 9720 Spaulding 77016; Southwest — 6400 High Star 77074