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. 

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. According to this research, those with a “Fixed Mindset” tend to believe that attributes such as ability and talent are fixed. In comparison, those with a “Growth Mindset” perceive ability and talent as starting points which can be further developed with effort and dedication.

A fixed mindset affords little emphasis on effort – if you have talent in an area, (such as playing a musical instrument) you should succeed without additional effort and if you don’t have talent in an area, it is very hard to change despite efforts made. Mistakes are viewed as a sign of failure.

A growth mindset drives a desire to learn as it believes that ability and talent can be developed with dedicated effort despite how high or low ability or talent is measured to be initially. Mistakes are seen as necessary to learn.

For more information on Growth Mindset, watch this video which features Carol Dweck talking about the power of believing that you can improve.

Excerpts From: Learn.Grow.Flourish

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
Posted on 02/02/2016
"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
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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