Support for At-Risk Schools and Students

This section contains information regarding At-risk Schools and Students.

The agency’s resources include information on after school programs, which provide supplementary assistance to local reform efforts in raising academic achievement in core subject areas, and information on dropout prevention programs, which address issues related to dropout prevention, high school completion, and college and career readiness. In addition, our state compensatory education page offers information on programs and services designed to supplement the regular education program for students identified as being at risk of dropping out of school.

There are testing resources available for students, parents and educators in this section as well. The High School Equivalency Program (HSEP) prepares eligible students to pass the high school equivalency (HSE) tests instead of earning a high school diploma. Our Student Success Initiative (SSI) page offers materials have that been developed to help schools implement the SSI grade advancement requirements for student assessments offered in grades 5 and 8.

Texas also operates many specialized programs that serve at-risk schools and students. Our Communities In Schools of Texas (CIS of Texas) program gives students a community of support and empowers them to stay in school.

TEA also provides many resources for Title I schools as identified by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These include the Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies effort in Title I, Part A of the ESEA, which provides supplemental funding to state and local education agencies to assist them with high concentrations of students from low-income families. Another program – Title I, Part D, Subparts 1 and 2 – establishes Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk and provides supplemental funding to state and local education agencies to improve educational services to children in facilities for the neglected or delinquent.

Contact Information

Support for At-Risk Schools and Students
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (512) 463-9581

Communities in Schools 
(512) 463-8254

Dropout Prevention & College & Career Readiness Initiative 
(512) 936-6060   

Foster Care Programs

Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE)
(512) 463-9292

High School Equivalency Program (HSEP)
(512) 475-3541

(512) 463-9414