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Admissions / Attendance and Dropout Recovery

Thelma Martinez
Thelma Martinez


(956) 473-6272‚Äč



Increase the District’s graduation rate through the implementation of effective dropout and instructional interventions and to ensure that all students are accurately accounted for funding purposes.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the United Independent School District’s Admissions/Attendance and Dropout Recovery Program is to provide dropout intervention services to at-risk students. Additionally, the program will recruit students who have already dropped out of school to provide them with an alternative graduation/completion path. The Department will monitor and assist campuses achieve a high Average Daily Attendance (ADA) through district/school initiatives, enforcement of the Compulsory Attendance Law (Chapter 25) and parental involvement.

Program Components

  • Prevention initiatives to assure that students do not fall behind academically
  • Interventions to help students who have fallen behind academically
  • A collaborative approach to support students and their families facing multiple barriers to educational success
  • School environments that are safe and nurturing to both students and their families
  • Communication of the Dropout Prevention/Reduction efforts to the public
  • Accountability systems to assure that students graduate from high school.


United Independent School District currently has thirty-three (33) Attendance Officers which include three (3) court coordinators with the Justice of Peace Courts. Attendance Officers serve all of our campuses in enforcing attendance policies, involving parents with student attendance issues, assisting campuses achieve their Average Daily Attendance, and confirming student residence in District boundaries. Attendance Officers also play an integral role in intervening on behalf of students who have already dropped out of school or at risk of dropping out.

Contact Information

For questions pertaining to Compulsory Student Attendance, Admissions Procedures or Interventions for at-risk drop out students, contact Jose A. Almazan at (956) 473-6349 or

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