General Information

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. Cushing ISD's teachers are highly qualified. For more information, see Texas Education Agency.

  • The PSAT & SAT tests are administered on campus during the Fall semester at Cushing JHHS. Home-schooled students may also attend if requested in advance. Contact the School Counselor, Gina Gresham, or Testing Coordinator, Dee Cruz, for additional information. (936) 326-4890.

  • The ACT test will offered to students during the Spring semester.

  • Cushing ISD offers a variety of opportunities for students to take rigorous academic coursework. Honors English, Advanced Math, and Algebra 1 are offered at the junior high level. Honors English 1 and Honors English 2 at the high school.

  • Dual credit classes, (students earn both college and high school credit), are offered through Angelina College. Please contact the high school counselor for more information.

  • Credit-by-exam courses are offered through The University of Texas at Austin UT High School 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 the University of Texas at Austin.

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 Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems, Animal Science, Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Culinary Arts, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services, and Teaching and Training. Admission to these programs is based on Cushing High School standards.

Cushing ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in providing education or providing access to benefits of education services, activities, and programs in accordance with the amended Title II of the American Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

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 Region 7 ESC Title IX Coordinator, Katie Chenoweth, 1909 North Longview Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662
Phone: (903) 988-6778

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.

Graduation Plans

The State of Texas has outlined graduation requirements here: State Graduation Requirements | Texas Education Agency


Also see the CHS Student Handbook for more graduation information.

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