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Wheatley Alternative Education Center

Welcome students, parents, staff and community to the 2014-2015 school year.

My name is Carl Pleasant; I am beginning my 9th year as the principal of Wheatley Alternative Education Center. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with students and the Wheatley Staff. I believe that success is achieved by spending the effort that it takes to succeed. I am asking this staff, parents and community to work together so all students can achieve this goal. We strive to teach and model behaviors that allow students to learn personal responsibility, citizenship, and the tenants for fairness, integrity and respect for themselves and others.

We also have the Wheatley Academic Program and the Adult Ed Program on Wheatley campus, and are thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives. There is no doubt in our mind that every student is looking for respect, love, forgiveness, discipline and success.


Please note the Summer School  and EOC testing schedule that follows:   Summer - 2015

Alternative Education

Intake Process Information (PDF)

Transition Process (PDF)

Handbook for Wheatley Students (PDF)

Wheatley provides a research-based disciplinary alternative setting for the Temple Independent School District. The purpose of alternative education is to provide a safe and civil learning environment. While at Wheatley, students are given core academics aligned with home campus curriculum, behavioral instruction and provide the opportunity to practice skills that have a direct correlation to success in the classroom and their daily lives.


Wheatley is built on the following foundation

  • Behavioral Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Academic Performance
  • Staff Modeling
  • Teaming
  • Mentoring



Wheatley is designed to encourage continuous learning, expand community collaborations and awareness, develop and model productive citizenship. Self-esteem and social skills are taught in an environment of healthy competition within the teams. Students compete in a variety of daily core academic and behavioral activities. They learn that their performance impacts the larger group, and discover that they must work together as a team to be successful.

TISD Graduation Program

Adult Education Handbook (PDF)


  • High school diploma program for adults and TISD parents
  • Ages 22 and up


  • Former THS student and TISD parents


  • Starting September 4, 2014
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 TISD Adult Education Program Procedures

  • Complete TISD Registration Questionnaire
  • Need High School Transcript (THS-Karen Berg)
  • Adult Education information form
  • Sign in everyday
  • Please call if you cannot attend school
  • Cell phone on silence in class
  • Dress appropriate for classroom setting
  • A+ Curriculum Orientation

Communities In Schools (CIS)

Communities In Schools in a non-profit agency focused on empowering students to be successful and reach their goals. We work with students in four main areas:


  • Provide assistance and resources needed to complete assignments
  • A quiet place to complete assignments
  • Test taking skills
  • Organizational skills – binders, lockers, backpacks
  • School supplies 


  • Encourage attendance – find motivations
  • Attendance tracking
  • Truancy Court
  • Home visits and family meetings


  • Peer mediation
  • Supportive guidance – someone to talk to, identify coping skills
  • Place to calm down
  • Psycho-educational groups – Anger Management, healthy relationships, bullying

Social Services

  • Family meetings
  • Assistance with needs at home
  • Vision screenings and eyeglasses
  • Sports physicals
  • Food Pantry
  • Psycho-educational groups – alcohol and substance abuse, nutrition, job skills

For more information about the Communities In Schools Program please visit our website at the following link: www.cis-tx.org.

Please call and set up an appointment to learn more, visit our campus, volunteer or tell your success story.  We challenge you to be a part of the success in our schools and community.  We are educating our future leaders.

Carysa Stein
CIS Coordinator, Wheatley



CIS Activities

Star Student Awards!

Students receive recognition for good behavior, using proper social skills, and helping others. This program promotes respect, honesty, generosity, caring, friendliness. This program also helps students learn how to become trustworthy, cooperative and responsible.

Who I Am makes a difference!

Self esteem project that encourages students to obtain good character and see the good in others. This project offers student recognition/awards, self esteem enhancement, social and communication skills.

 Work Solutions

Offer students training for appropriate demeanor in the work place. This program teaches career development, employment skills training, financial planning, resume time management skills, organization skills, on the job training.


Drinking and driving safety awareness for middle school and high school students. Guest Speaker, Officer Roy Pitrucha from TPD offers: video, group discussion and drunk-goggles.

Project Success

Central Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CTCADA) brings their resources to Wheatley for a nine week program which educates students on the dangers of tobacco, drugs and alcohol.


Pregnancy and Post-Partum Intervention classes are provided by CTCADA. They are partnered with Scott &White and the New Parent Support team to offer classes and educational programs.

Mommy & Me Classes

Mommy & Me classes are also provided by CTCADA. This program educates teens on what to expect while expecting and how to handle stresses of raising a baby while finishing high school.

Real Talk

Students place questions in the “Real Talk” box. CIS, administration, staff, and students discuss issues in small group settings. Groups are divided up by gender and class rank.

B. E. A. C. O. N.
Building - Empowering - Appreciating - Cultivating

 Rodney L. Duckett speaks to our students on a variety of topics throughout the school year.  His interactive sessions with students include how to be success driven, avoiding negative routines, how to build positive relationships, respecting and appreciating the people in our lives that are looking out for us, and giving back to the community.

B. E. A. C. O. N.

Building - Empowering - Appreciating - Cultivating


What I Learned at Wheatley, by Cor’Voiya Grade 8

•Self Control
•Everyone Is Not Necessarily My Friend
•Everyday Is a New Opportunity
•The Teacher Set the Standards High and I Learned More Math than I Thought I Could
•I Learned How to Set Short -Term Goals to Achieve Long Term Goals
•I Learned That I Am Smart and I Can Take Responsibility
•The One Most Important Thing I learned At Wheatley is….
I Can Achieve Anything If I Set My Mind To It.

Contact Information



Mr. Carl Pleasant
office: 254-215-5665


Dr. Nichole Riley
Assistant Principal
office: 254-215-5658 


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