Category Archives: Special Schools

  1. Fortis student “chef of the week” finds confidence in the kitchen

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    September 23, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    The scent of a home-cooked meal wafted through the hallways at Fortis Academy on Wednesday as student Johnny Lewis led …
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  2. HCDE welcomes two new assistant principals for 2022-2023

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    September 16, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    HCDE has welcomed two new assistant principals to its staff for the 2022-2023 school year. Timothy Mullican is a new …
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  3. Fortis students witness American history set sail

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    September 2, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    Fortis Academy students started off the school year being witnesses to history. History teacher James Hilton took students to the …
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  4. Leading students through health

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    August 4, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    A servant leader desires to serve and give to their community. Highpoint School East Nurse Karina Jerez Gonzalez walks through …
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  5. Academic excellence STEMs from ABS West’s All-Earth Ecobot Challenge

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    July 19, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    In their final week of summer school, six teams of Academic and Behavior School West (ABS West) special needs students …
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  6. The Right Environment

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    July 8, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    Being misunderstood is sometimes a blessing in disguise. Student Eric Holmes knows all about that. “He ended up at ABS …
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  7. HCDE’s Fortis Academy garners recognition on national stage

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    June 23, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    HCDE Schools administrators gave their third consecutive presentation at the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS) 13th Annual Recovery School Conference …
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  8. Fortis Academy history students mark Memorial Day with presidential field trip

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    June 2, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    U.S. History students from Fortis Academy took time out before Memorial Day weekend to honor the men and women who …
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  9. A tassel worth the hassle: Fortis Academy honors graduates

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    May 27, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    The day high school students long for, marked by caps, gowns, and memories, was hard-earned for Jasmin Flores.  “I never …
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  10. Recruited at a restaurant: Jorden Bowman finds her place at Fortis Academy

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    May 20, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    When 24-year-old Jorden Bowman clocked in for her shift at Pappasito’s Cantina on a chilly winter afternoon, she had no …
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