Wylie Independent School District is located in Wylie, Texas.
Wylie ISD is a fast-growing school system northeast of metropolitan Dallas. The district serves more than 18,300 students across its 20 campuses.
Find a uniform district-wide solution to address state requirements. Wylie ISD is an 18,000-student district near Dallas. There are multiple mandates in Texas regarding educating students about topics such as bullying and drug prevention. Historically at Wylie ISD, each building principal would decide how to handle education on these topics by implementing school-wide programs or initiatives. But programs varied from school to school and often the programs were not comprehensive. It was difficult for administrators to keep track of what each school was doing and ensure all schools were meeting the state requirements.
Offer additional resources to support student’s transition back to school. Wylie ISD has several initiatives in place to help students prepare for the start of the school year. It hosts a back-to-school night where students are assigned Chromebooks, have the opportunity to locate their classrooms and get squared away on lunch accounts, and parking passes, and address any issues. District leaders were seeking to supplement these back-to-school activities with additional instruction around student safety and well-being topics in order to better support students during this critical back-to-school timeframe.
The district adopted Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses in order to:
The district is now able to:
Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses are powerful, engaging online video lessons for students in grades 6-12. They teach lifelong skills to help students stay safe and prepare for the realities of life today.
The courses come in four collections:
Courses are authored by subject-matter experts and feature peer presenters making them relatable and engaging for students to watch. The courses also feature helpful lesson plans with discussion questions and activities to support educators in using the courses with their students.
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“Before the first day of school, (the student’s) job is to complete the Vector Student Safety & Wellness courses like you would in a new job. This is a good way to start off the year and our school board likes that students learn this early on,” said Wylie ISD District Counseling Coordinator Amy Andrews.
She also appreciated that the courses are led by peer presenters. “A big plus for students is that the courses feature kids their age, with a common language. The developers hit it on the mark. They’re written very appropriately,” Andrews said.
District Counseling Coordinator, Wylie ISD