Cushing ISD Academics
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires each local education agency (LEA) to publicly report progress of the LEA and its campuses toward meeting the highly qualified teacher requirements. For more information regarding the NCLB highly qualified teacher report, please access TEA's website. 100% of Cushing ISD's teachers are rated as highly qualified. Generate a Highly Qualified Teacher report for your child's campus.
- The PSAT & SAT tests will be given October 13th, 2021 at the high school. 25 seats are available. Cost is $14 per student. Home-schooled students are welcome to attend. Contact Counselor Gina Gresham or testing coordinator Dee Cruz. (936) 326-4890.
- The ACT test will be offered on March 16, 2022
- Cushing ISD offers a variety of opportunities for students to take rigorous academic coursework. Pre-AP Literature, Pre-AP English and Pre-AP Math are currently being offered at the junior high and Pre-AP English, AP English, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry and AP Biology at the high school, with more advanced classes planned for the future.
- Off-campus dual credit classes, (Concurrent Enrollment) where students earn both college and high school credit, are offered through Stephen F. Austin State University and Tyler Jr. College. Please contact the high school counselor for more information.
- Cushing High School students have the opportunity to enroll in online dual credit courses through the Texas Virtual School Network. Visit the TxVSN site to learn more.
- Credit-by-exam courses are offered through UT Austin for high school students who wish to receive high school credit without prior instruction . Examination for Acceleration for junior high and elementary students who wish to advance a grade level is administered through Region VII ESC.
Career & Technology Education - CTE
Cushing ISD offers a variety of opportunities for students to enroll in Career and Technology courses. CTE provides opportunities for all students to acquire the necessary academic and technical skills needed for entry into a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand, global workforce and/or for continuing their education at the post-secondary level. The District offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Technology, Business Management and Administration, Education and Training, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services. Admission to these programs is based on Cushing High School standards.
It is the policy of Cushing ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Cushing ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Jerry Gibson, 1305 E. Pinecrest Dr., Marshall, Texas 75670, 936-326-4890.
For our graduating students who received special education services due to a disability, the Texas Transition and Employment Guide for Special Education Students provides information on statewide services and programs that assist students with disabilities in the transition to life outside the public school system.
The State of Texas has outlined graduation requirements here: State Graduation Requirements | Texas Education Agency
Also see CISD Board Policy: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - GRADUATION (tasb.org)
Also see the CHS Student Handbook for more graduation information.