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Bridges is an accelerated 8th/9th grade program for students who are 15 years old by September 1st and still in middle school, or a 16 year old reclassified freshman in high school. The goal of the program is to enable students to complete 8th – 10th grade in two years. Once students are classified as 9th graders they can earn credit towards their high school diploma.┬áStudents may re-apply to stay at Woodson or return to their home campus once they are back on track to graduate upon approval from the home campus principal.

Criteria for consideration:

  • Student must meet one of the state at-risk criteria
  • Student must be currently enrolled in an AISD campus
  • Meet age requirement for middle/high school
  • Completed WCE application


  • Home campus must provide interventions
  • Once the application has been reviewed, a meeting must be conducted with the student, parent, & WCE representative
  • Student will be notified when to enroll if accepted
  • Seating is limited to 20 8th graders and 20 repeat 9th graders