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Preparing Students for Their Future

Roughrider Academy

Principal
Jill Gaston
Jill.Gaston@centerisd.org
Phone:  (936) 598-1540
Fax:  (936) 591-8374

Roughrider Academy Overview



Program Overview

Roughrider Academy is a non-disciplinary academic school providing a flexed self-paced curriculum for students in secondary education.  Accelerated education involves learning to be more effective in the way one works rather than simply working at a faster pace.  The computer will be used to diagnose, teach, and test for mastery of learning. Roughrider Academy Teachers facilitate the program and provide direct instruction to enhance learning. Furthermore, the Roughrider Academy design is for students who have not successfully earned credits in the traditional classroom setting. 

Entry Criteria

Roughrider Academy is a school offering an alternative to traditional school for students who are at-risk of dropping out from Center High School.  Students applying for admission must meet at least one of the at-risk criteria identified by the state and/or be recommended by principal or counselor.Potential students and their parents are required to attend an interview with the Campus Administrator.Special education students are accepted only at the recommendation of the ARD Committee. 504 students will be admitted to the Roughrider Academy on the recommendation of the 504 committees.  All Students are expected to follow the district’s Student Code of Conduct. Roughrider Academy does not accept transfer students from other districts.

Enrollment Procedures

1. Fill out and return completed application. (available in CHS and Roughrider Academy Offices)

2. Schedule an interview with Campus Administrator.

3. Complete interview and parent conference.

4. Sign and return required documents.

5. Attend new student orientation prior to beginning coursework.

Roughrider Academy Manuals

Center Independent School District
P.O. Box 1689  |  107 PR 605  |  Center, Texas 75935
(936) 598-5642

Business Hours Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 4:30PM

The Center Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

 

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