November 30, 2012
HISD Connect - HISD’s Virtual School offers students alternatives to traditional classroom courses

"It is the purpose and mission of HISD’s Virtual School to give the students alternative resources by which they can successfully pursue their educational goals," said HISD’s Manager of Digital Curriculum Jeanine Wilson.

September 27, 2012
HISD Connect - HISD students, teachers, principals go Gangnam Style to get out the vote

Go out there and Vote Early!

September 25, 2012

PBS Frontline Episode Tonight Highlights HISD’s Dropout Prevention Efforts

Live chat with film’s producer and HISD administrators

will follow on Wednesday

 

September 25, 2012  HISD’s efforts to get dropouts back in class — and keep at-risk students from leaving school in the first place — will be the focus of tonight’s (Tuesday, Sept. 25) special report by the award-winning Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television show, Frontline.

The two-hour “Dropout Nation” episode documents the challenges and obstacles four students face in their quest to earn a diploma from HISD’s Sharpstown High School.  The documentary was produced by a PBS crew that spent the spring 2012 semester embedded with the Sharpstown faculty and students.

On Monday night, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier and Sharpstown Principal Rob Gasparello were featured on this Houston PBS program to discuss HISD’s innovative approaches to the national dropout crisis.  Today, HISD schools graduate 2,000 more students annually than they did in 2007, even though the overall number of students attending Houston schools is unchanged.  The HISD dropout rate has been in decline and the graduation rate has been climbing in for four consecutive years, and now stand at record levels. Read more about HISD’s latest dropout data here

“Dropout Nation” is set to air on PBS and on the PBS website Tuesday at 8 p.m. You can watch a trailer here and check local listings for showtimes here.

There will be a live chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday following the airing of the episode with the film’s producer, Frank Koughan, Sharpstown administrator Brandi Brevard, and HISD dropout prevention expert Mark White.

September 25, 2012
PBS Frontline Episode Tonight Highlights HISD’s Dropout Prevention Efforts

PBS Frontline Episode Tonight Highlights HISD’s Dropout Prevention Efforts

Live chat with film’s producer and HISD administrators

will follow on Wednesday

 

September 25, 2012  HISD’s efforts to get dropouts back in class — and keep at-risk students from leaving school in the first place — will be the focus of tonight’s (Tuesday, Sept. 25) special report by the award-winning Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television show, Frontline.

The two-hour “Dropout Nation” episode documents the challenges and obstacles four students face in their quest to earn a diploma from HISD’s Sharpstown High School.  The documentary was produced by a PBS crew that spent the spring 2012 semester embedded with the Sharpstown faculty and students.

On Monday night, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier and Sharpstown Principal Rob Gasparello were featured on this Houston PBS program to discuss HISD’s innovative approaches to the national dropout crisis.  Today, HISD schools graduate 2,000 more students annually than they did in 2007, even though the overall number of students attending Houston schools is unchanged.  The HISD dropout rate has been in decline and the graduation rate has been climbing in for four consecutive years, and now stand at record levels. Read more about HISD’s latest dropout data here

“Dropout Nation” is set to air on PBS and on the PBS website Tuesday at 8 p.m. You can watch a trailer here and check local listings for showtimes here.

There will be a live chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday following the airing of the episode with the film’s producer, Frank Koughan, Sharpstown administrator Brandi Brevard, and HISD dropout prevention expert Mark White.

September 10, 2012
Meet a Grad !!


Meet Sock Plaing, one of our many graduates product of the Adult Online Courses for High School Completion initiated during the 2011-2012 school year by the HISD Virtual School Department and the HISD Federal and State Compliance Department. The Adult Online Courses provides adult students, over 26 years of age, a second chance at earning their high school diploma.  

If you would like to learn more about the Adult Online Course for high school credit, please visit our website at http://vschool.houstonisd.org/info/AOC.html for detailed information about how to get your second chance at earning your high school diploma.

September 10, 2012
Meet A Grad!!


Meet Nori Lazo, one of our many graduates product of the Adult Online Courses for High School Completion initiated during the 2011-2012 school year by the HISD Virtual School Department and the HISD Federal and State Compliance Department. The Adult Online Courses provides adult students, over 26 years of age, a second chance at earning their high school diploma.  

If you would like to learn more about the Adult Online Course for high school credit, please visit our website at http://vschool.houstonisd.org/info/AOC.html for detailed information about how to get your second chance at earning your high school diploma.

August 30, 2012
For our Graduation Coaches at all Houston ISD Schools! You Matter!

For our Graduation Coaches at all Houston ISD Schools! You Matter!

(via techedblog)

August 24, 2012
HISD Virtual School Dept

August 23, 2012

The Virtual School Department has a mission of providing two-way interactive learning to any student, any where, any time. Video created with Animoto!

June 22, 2012

The combination of technology and education is great!

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