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. 

tress.  It’s a big concern for young people as well as adults.  With today’s hectic lifestyles, more children than ever are experiencing signs of stress.  Fortunately, kids are resilient.  They can learn to cope with the stresses in their lives if they are taught coping skills and have dependable emotional support. 

Typical Childhood "Stressors"
Many of the top "stressors" for children are related to school—worries about grades, tests, school work, and problems with teachers.  Children also worry about their family members’ health and well-being.  Other causes of major childhood stress include peer pressure, personal appearance, friendships, money problems, divorcing parents, or a family move.

The signs of stress in children are different from those displayed by adults, so parents need to be alert to these differences.  The following are some signs to watch for in teenagers:

  • Change in sleep habits
  • Chronic irritability or a quick temper
  • Fear of trying new experiences
  • Fear of making mistakes
  • Increased sensitivity to complaints
  • Perfectionism

How to Help your Child Cope:
Just as the signs of stress differ according to a person’s age, so do the ways that parents can best help their children cope.  By early school age, children can usually talk about their feats.  Listen empathetically and reassure your children that they are safe.

It is important to keep the lines of communication open with your teenager by being available to listen, without preaching.  Model positive communication skills and positive behaviors.  Encourage your teen to maintain proper sleeping and eating habits.  This alone may be enough to eliminate minor stress.  For bigger issues, have an open discussion with your teen and tell him or her how you handled a stressful situation in your life.  This will help normalize the stress that your teen feels, and the honesty can help bring your closer.

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. 

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News & Events

How to Control Your Anger
Posted on 09/04/2015
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.   READ MORE...
Access Your Students Information Online in Skyward
Posted on 09/03/2015
Skyward Family Access is a web-based application that gives parents and guardians online access to their child's grades, assignments, attendance, Child Nutrition account balance, schedules, emergency information, and more.   READ MORE...
Posted on 09/02/2015
Each student that attends TRUCE will spend time learning about cyberbullying.   READ MORE...
Helping Your Child Deal with Stress
Posted on 09/01/2015
With today’s hectic lifestyles, more children than ever are experiencing signs of stress.   READ MORE...
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