About Sheldon ISD
Sheldon Independent School District (ISD) is a small Region IV school district located in Harris County, TX near the city of Houston. The school system has one high school, one middle school, four elementary schools, and one early childhood academy. Two of Sheldon ISD’s campuses, Sheldon Sixth Grade Campus and Monahan Elementary, have received a “recognized” rating from the state.
In their mission statement, Sheldon ISD administrators state that they hope to partner with the community to provide the best possible education that will “inspire lifelong learning for all students” so that they can “contribute as productive citizens in a global society.” Because they care so much about achieving this vision, Sheldon ISD has established a number of programs designed to help students succeed. One important tool, the Sheldon ISD Education Foundation, partners with the community to help the school district raise the additional funds it needs to provide students with a quality education. The community also participates in a “walking for dropouts” event, which equips volunteers to visit the homes of students who have dropped out of school before the 2008-2009 school year and to encourage them to complete their educations. Such organizations illustrate both the great care that Sheldon ISD has for its students and the broad community support it enjoys.
Teaching in Sheldon ISD
If you want to be a part of “shaping the future” with Sheldon ISD, consider becoming a part of the teaching family. Although the district is small, professional positions are usually available year around.
For more information, check out Sheldon ISD’s well-developed website. In addition to the online job application for new teachers, current faculty can check their district e-mail, register online for staff development, and fill out applications for the Educator Grant Program. Parents and students can also take advantage of the website’s “bus finder” that helps children know where to go to catch a ride to and from school. Many of these forms and information pages can be found in both English and Spanish. For this information and more, please go to: http://www.sheldonisd.com
Alternative Certification Programs
If you are interested in teaching in Sheldon ISD or any other school district in the state of Texas but do not have a teaching certificate, a number of options are available to help you achieve your dream. Alternative Certification Programs help those who have a bachelor’s degree to obtain a teaching license without having to return to school for certification. One such program is the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP), an online program that helps future teachers in the state of Texas earn their teaching certificates from the comfort and convenience of home.
WCACP serves as the academic component of the certification process, and it prepares students for the mandatory one-year teaching internship that they must complete as the final step. Because of the program’s flexibility, those who choose to do so can complete the online classes concurrently with their internships. The program is designed to help students work at their own pace.
If you are interested in enrolling in the WCACP, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
Thanks to Alternative Certification Programs such as the Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program, those who dream of teaching in Sheldon ISD or any other school system in the state of Texas have more options than ever before. The time is now; you can achieve your goal!