HISD opening 36 campuses as digital learning centers for students in need

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- This week, HISD will open 36 campuses for elementary and middle school students who don't have access to the technology they need for online learning.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the digital learning centers, also known as DLCs, will open across the district Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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All students at the learning centers will be provided free breakfast and lunch.

According to HISD's website, "Per the Texas Education Agency requirements for districts who are operating under remote learning guidelines, school districts are 'required to allow all students to access on campus instruction who come from households without internet access or appropriate remote learning devices.'"

Students identified as not having access to technology for online learning will be assigned to a DLC and will be contacted by the district via school messenger.

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Once a student receives technology from their campus, they are no longer eligible to attend a DLC, according to the district.

Students at the digital learning centers will participate in instruction provided by their teacher on record and complete independent assignments.

Due to the pandemic, the learning centers are only available to students without access to technology. Health screenings will be performed on students upon entry. Students are also required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing while on the bus.

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Transportation to and from the centers will be available for students from their home campus.

Below is the full list of HISD's digital learning centers and the schools each center will serve. Students must be approved and assigned to a DLC by their home campus.

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Burnet Elementary School: Tijerina, Lantrip, Cage, Franklin, DeZavala, JP Henderson, Laurenzo ECC, Davila, Gallegos, Briscoe

Lewis Elementary School: Bonner, Park Place, Crespo, JR Harris

Holland Middle School: Robinson, Port Houston, Whittier, Pugh, R. Martinez, Pleasantville, RP Harris, Carrillo, Oates, Scroggins, Elmore

Ortiz Middle School: Southmayd, Sanchez, Foster, Peck, Thompson, Lockhart, Hartsfield, Blackshear


Patterson Elementary School: Rucker

Barrick Elementary School: Moreno, Scarborough, Coop

Burbank Elementary: Northline, Janowski

Burrus Elementary School: Kennedy, Roosevelt, Durkee, Osborne,

Cook Elementary School: Paige, Atherton

Kashmere Gardens Elementary School: Isaacs, NQ Henderson

Lyons Elementary School: DeChaumes, Garcia, Farias ECC, Herrera

Ross Elementary School: Jefferson, Berry

Shadydale Elementary School: Fonwood MS, McGowen

Sherman Elementary School: Eliot, Ketelsen, Looscan

Hogg Middle: Travis, Browning, Field, Sinclair, Helms, Love, Harvard, Memorial, Crockett, Wharton, Gregory Lincoln

Pershing Middle: Poe, Rice School PK-8, West University, MacGregor, Roberts, Twain, River Oaks, Wilson Montessori, Arabic Immersion

Smith Elementary: Benbrook, Wainwright, Stevens, Durham, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest

Almeda Elementary School: Petersen, MLK ECC, Reagan Ed Ctr PK-8,

Anderson Elementary: Gross, Foerster, Halpin ECC, Shearn

Bastian Elementary: Alcott, Frost, DeAnda, Mitchell, Mading, Young, Whidby


Brookline Elementary: Bellfort ECC, Kelso

Cornelius Elementary: Golfcrest, Garden Villas

Grissom Elementary: Windsor Village

Hobby Elementary: Montgomery, Hines-Caldwell

Tinsley Elementary School: Parker, Red, Bell

Woodson PK-5: Codwell, Law, Reynolds

Cunningham Elementary: Bush, Condit, Daily, Longfellow, McNamara, Neff, Piney Point, School at St. George Place, M White, Shadowbriar, Neff ECC

Fondren Elementary: Elrod, Valley West

Jane Long Academy: Ashford, Briargrove, Briarmeadow, Mandarin Immersion, TH Rogers, Bonham

Rodriguez Elementary: Askew, Benavidez, Braeburn, Horn, Kolter, Lovett, Piney Point, Pilgrim Academy, Mistral ECC, Herod

Sutton Elementary: Milne, E. White, Emerson, Walnut Bend

Dogan Elementary: Bruce, C. Martinez

Highland Heights Elementary: Wesley

Hilliard Elementary: Marshall

Seguin Elementary: Gregg

Sugar Grove Academy: Sugar Grove Academy students only.
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