HISD Graduation Labs
Traditional Graduation Labs are recommended at all comprehensive high schools. Free online high school courses are available to HISD students through HISD Graduation Labs. Students can work on their courses during, before or after school, as well as from home or anywhere with an Internet connection. Students complete coursework in a computer-lab setting, with a Graduation Coach or lab monitor to facilitate as needed. Students are able to complete courses through the graduation lab for:
- Credit Recovery
- Original Credit
- Advanced Placement
The graduation lab also offers opportunities for accelerated credit recovery if certain criteria are met. For more information on this program, speak to the Campus Graduation Coach or School Guidance Counselor.
Teachers have the flexibility to use the Apex Learning digital curriculum in their classrooms. The methods of using the curriculum are endless, here are just a few:
- Intervention to prevent failures
- Creating small groups
- Homework assignments
- Flipping the classroom
- Make-up Work
These courses allow teachers to blend their instruction with components from the online curriculum to help students build a greater understanding of the content.
List of Graduation Coaches by Campus
Houston ISD has usage guidelines to ensure every campus complies with the district, federal, and state requirements for issuing credits. If you are interested in learning more about how to implement Apex Learning on your campus, please contact the Houston ISD Virtual School Department at 713-556-7295.