Welcome to TRUCE Learning Center!
"Teaching with a growth mindset, one student at a time."

The Real Understanding of Completing an Education

The purpose of TRUCE Learning Center is to provide an educational environment for students who violate certain standards of conduct.  TRUCE provides a combination of academics and behavioral intervention strategies to meet the needs of at-risk students. 

How to Control Your Anger

Anger can motivate us to right wrongs, stand up for ourselves, and change the world.  But unrestrained anger can damage your health, strain your relationships with family and friends, and blind you to consequences of rage-fueled words and actions. 

We all get mad sometimes.  Don’t let your anger get out of control, though.  Count to 10, and try some of these anger management tips:

  • Recognize your stress.  Anger is a symptom of stress, but often we react to the symptom—a hurtful comment or a malfunctioning computer—instead of the underlying cause (our fears or frustration).  Pay attention to your mood and physical symptoms—perhaps a clenched jaw or shortness of breath—so you can direct your response appropriately, not at the nearest target.
  • Take a time-out.  If it’s at all possible, back away from stressful situations before anger overwhelms you.  Use the time to regain control of your emotions:  Breathe deeply, relax, and think through the situation.  Is this really worth getting upset over? 
  • Adjust your perspective.  Before you explode at your co-worker or family member, turn your point of view around.  Did she mean to annoy you?  Does she have a legitimate point?  A careless comment doesn’t have to start a war.
  • Communicate your feelings.  No one can read your mind, and other people may not realize how you feel or what you want from them.  Explain your point of view as calmly as you can, using “I” statements: “I got angry when you __ because __” instead of making an accusation: “You never want to do things my way!” 
Concentrate on finding solutions, not winning the argument.

TRUCE Learning Center is Nurturing a Growth Mindset!


This is just a reminder that TRUCE Learning Students are prohibited from being within 300 feet of any school grounds or attending school-related activities during their assignment at TRUCE.         Les recordamos que está prohibido que los studiantes del Centro de  Aprendizaje TRUCE estén a menos de 300 pies de cualquiera de las propiedades escolares o que asistan a cualquiera de las actividades  relacionadas a las escuelas durante su asignación al Centro TRUCE. 


Transportation for TRUCE Students
Transportation is provided for TRUCE Learning Center students each day they attend TRUCE.  Students must ride the bus to and from school each day.  The bus will run from approximately 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM in the morning.  In the afternoon, the bus will run from approximately 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Times will vary depending on the number and location of pick-ups and drop-offs.

Meals for TRUCE Students
Breakfast and lunch will be offered to TRUCE students.  Any monies exceeding meal money is not allowed and will be taken up to be collected by only the parent. 

Lunch Prices

CISD Dress Code 


News & Events

Growth Mindset
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
"Fixed Mindset” and “Growth Mindset” are terms coined by Carol Dweck to describe beliefs regarding personal qualities such as ability and talent.   READ MORE...
How to Control Your Anger
Anger can motivate us to right wrongs, stand up for ourselves, and change the world.  READ MORE...
Access Your Students Information Online in Skyward
Skyward Family Access is a web-based application that gives parents and guardians online acces  READ MORE...
Each student that attends TRUCE will spend time learning about cyberbullying.   READ MORE...
Helping Your Child Deal with Stress
With today’s hectic lifestyles, more children than ever are experiencing signs of stress.   READ MORE...
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