At Northside ISD, we believe every student deserves the highest quality education and it’s our mission to transform their learning experience. We know the keys to student success are dedicated, passionate teachers engaging with students and allowing each one to create and learn in new and exciting ways. We also know those relationships between students, families, educators, and the community are vital for student success and help each student find their voice so they can contribute and engage in their communities now and in the future.
Northside is home to more than 106,000 students in 120 schools, including our high school and middle school magnets, helping every student grow in confidence, curiosity, and capability. Each student can choose from unique graduation plans ensuring all students have the opportunity to learn and succeed.
Provide support to NISD students and families by providing clothing in an effort to reduce barriers and increase attendance. Clothing is free to families and the student/family must have a counselor referral to access services.
- Provide 5 tops, 5 bottoms, 5 brand new socks, and 5 brand new bottoms to every enrolled NISD student in the referred family.
- Create volunteer opportunities for staff, students, and the greater community.
- Receive donations of gently used clothes and ready them for use.
- Families must get a referral from their NISD counselor to utilize this free service.
Student enrolled in Northside ISD.
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|Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
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Adult Secondary Education classes include basic education and preparation classes for any of the Texas Certificates of High School Equivalency.
There are now three high school equivalency testing options in Texas:
- GED test
- HiSET exam
- TASC test
Upon the successful completion of a single provider's exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
Click here to get more information about the different tests available.
As a result of Adult Secondary Education class participation, students are better equipped to:
- Help their children in their educational development
- Complete a Texas Cerficate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE)
- Begin post-secondary education
- Improve career options and opportunities
Click here for information about current and upcoming classes or call 210-397-8109.
We can help you plan for the career of your choice.
NISD will be offering several options for students whether students are on-campus learning or at home through virtual learning. They include:
- “Grab-n-Go” curbside feeding at 65 sites for virtual learning (see list for serving sites and times). Click here for further details and a list of locations.
- Traditional in-building breakfast and lunch for In-person learning.
- A new supper program will be offered at 56 state-approved campuses for students enrolled in an after school enrichment program. Click here for further details and a list of locations.
These classes are intended for High School & TxCHSE graduates who are looking toward a college or vocational school future. Classes will prepare students to transition into college-level secondary education. Career pathways can give students the tools necessary to enter and succeed in the workforce.
For more information about current and upcoming classes call 210-397-8109.
Northside Independent School District has fostered the concept of lifelong learning for all members of our society. Dedicated to the idea that the school is the center of the community, our doors remain open during “non-traditional” hours to offer educational opportunities that will enrich the lives of people both personally and professionally.
A Class Catalog is produced each Fall, Spring, and Summer featuring hundreds of exciting classes for both adults and children in four major categories:
- Profit and IT includes Computers and Technology, Business Solutions, Money Management, and Certificate Programs.
- The Arts features Dance, Music, Languages, Fine Arts, and others.
- Mind and Body is for Personal Growth, Professional Continuing Education, Study Skills, and Body-Mind-Health related information.
- Fun and Play classes are family-oriented classes in areas such as Home and Garden, Sewing and Needlecraft, Culinary Arts, Animal Kingdom, Crafts, Travel-Tours, and Sports and Fitness.
Classes are taught on Northside ISD school campuses and at various sites in the community. They are conducted for the benefit and enjoyment of our patrons and are offered for non-credit unless otherwise designated.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Certification Programs are arranged for specific occupations. These include counseling, social work, daycare, computer, and office fields.
Ours is a tuition-based, self-supporting program. Financial support for the program comes from class fees.
Click here for more information on Community Education.
Northside ISD counselors are available and want to virtually meet with their students from the safety of their homes.
Click here to request a meeting with your counselor.
Once the meeting is scheduled, the student will receive a Google Calendar invite and an email showing the date and time to meet with his/her counselor by Google Chat or Google Hangout. Counselors are also available by email.
by Northside Independent School District (NISD)
We can help you learn English, so you can...
- expand your job options.
- communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
- study to become a North American citizen.
- help your children succeed in school.
- improve your computer skills.
- develop self-confidence and be more independent.
In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:
- 18 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
- 17 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
- 16 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and the documentation requested by a court, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
Click here for more information.
Free for the student.
by Northside Independent School District (NISD)
We can help you receive a Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED).
Click here to view all classes offered.
- Not enrolled in any K-12 school system
- Need a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate (have not earned a high school diploma)
- Demonstrate the need for a refresher on adult basic education skills (have earned a high school diploma or HSE and tests below a 12.9 grade level on TABE/CASAS assessment)
Demonstrate the need for English skills (by taking BEST/CASAS assessment)
- 18 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission. Parent/guardian must be present at registration or student must provide proof (Utility bill in their name, marriage license, or rental agreement) if he/she lives separate from parent/guardian.
- 17 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
- 16 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, court-ordered documentation, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
Free for the student.
The Northside Family Engagement department exists to support staff, families, and community partners in engaging in highly effective practices that bring stakeholders together for student success and family empowerment.
Northside Family Engagement Center
Northside Threads Clothing Closet
Northside Threads exists to support Northside families and provide clothing to students enrolled in Northside schools in an effort to help children be present more days in school where they can benefit from a Northside education. Northside Threads also creates opportunity for students, staff, families, and community members to give back by volunteering and donating. Click here for more information.
Family Engagement Advisory Committee
Each year the Family Engagement staff and parents come together to look at the program as well as plan and provide a conference that brings families and staff together to learn, grow, and have fun together. If you want to have your voice heard we encourage you to join our monthly meeting. We offer two times for your convenience. Click here for more information.
Grandparenting, Foster, and Kinship Support
The Northside Family Engagement has partnered with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren to provide a safe place of support and resources for families that are foster, kinship, or grandparenting. Come be part of a group that meets monthly to share experiences, get new information, exchange resources, and build community. Click here for more information.
HEB READ 3
Calling and 3 and 4 year olds! This FREE six-week series is for families with children ages 3 and 4 years old. Adult participants will get hands-on experience on how to create and teach literacy at home. Two FREE books are given to each student at every session and families will receive a $25 HEB gift card for completing all six weeks in the series. Click here for a list of where classes are provided this semester.
Title 1 Family Fitness
The Family Engagement Center is offering free family fitness for families looking to get healthy together. There is a wide variety of offerings such as Boot Camp, Zumba, and Cardio-Flow. Click here to view all that we have to offer.
Journey Through Art
Are you looking for new and exciting ways to connect with your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader? Join us for this five-week course as you and your child paint together while our art teacher takes you on a journey through four different art styles. You don't have to be an artist to participate and every participant will go home with amazing art, FREE family passes to the San Antonio Museum of Art, and an amazing book to add to your library. Click here to learn more about this family art class.
A TxCHSE preparation class is available for 16, 17, and 18-year-old students.
Requirements for 16-year-old students:
- Court Ordered
- Proof of withdrawal from school
Requirements for 17 & 18-year-old students
- Proof of withdrawal from school
Registration and testing will take place the same day
Parent/Guardian MUST accompany the teen for the one-hour orientation, after which the student will take a placement test.
For information about current and upcoming classes call 210-397-8109.
The Club LT program is designed to meet the needs of middle school students and to support the goals and objectives of both Northside ISD and the Texas Education Agency. The Club LT program provides academic and enrichment activities, enhanced self-motivation, social skills, and improved study skills. Club LT focuses on developing student's interests by offering choices of Club topics for student's exploration. Club activities promote real-world experiences (culinary, robotics, computer coding, etc) and problem-solving in a safe and engaging environment.
Our enrichment activities are guided by the same standards teachers use, The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Students experience these skills through hands-on, interactive, and multi-sensory activities. Activities facilitate problem-solving, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and flexibility. Curriculum topics include: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, College/Workforce, and a special emphasis is placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). STEM activities also include statistics and data-driven decision making, differentiated for each grade level. We also strive to engage families by offering events on a variety of topics such as communication, parenting skills, and nutrition.
- Registration fee: $30 per child; non-refundable
- Monthly tuition for September through May: $75 (There is no additional charge for August or June.)
- Scholarships may be available. Please contact your Program Specialist for more information.
- To qualify for reduced tuition, the household income must be within the limits of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Proof of income will need to be provided.