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Edison High School senior Miranda Treviño sought help from her college bound advisors to support her transition to college.
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in the spring, it robbed many high school seniors of important milestones such as prom and graduation, and robbed them of the chance to say goodbye to their classmates. For some, it also took away their chance to set foot on the campus of the college of their choice for the first time.

SAISD families line up at Woodlawn Academy on April 9 to pick up laptops for their children to use while schools are closed.
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The San Antonio Independent School District regained contact with more than 5,000 students this past week, cutting the number of students it hasn’t heard from since spring break in half.

Woodlawn Academy Assistant Principal Garland Whetzler brings a laptop to a student's family April 9, 2020. San Antonio ISD purchased 30,000 Chromebooks to facilitate online learning during COVID-19.
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At Woodlawn Academy on San Antonio’s West Side, cars lined up for blocks to pick up laptops on Thursday.

 As cars pulled up to the school, Assistant Principal Garland Whetzler took down student names and ID numbers and exchanged them for Google Chromebooks.

An SAISD student reconnecting with her classmates for the first time since before spring break.
Rebecca Podowski

When Gov. Greg Abbott closed schools on March 19 to slow the spread of COVID-19, he kicked off an unprecedented push to educate students remotely in Texas.

An exam room at Health Center West on the Tafolla Middle School campus. The clinic opened Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

A new clinic at Tafolla Middle School will make it easier for families in the neighborhood to access medical care for their children.

Health Center West, located in a portable building on the middle school campus, will serve students in the San Antonio Independent School District who attend Lanier High School and its feeder schools, including Tafolla.

Lamar Elementary students perform at San Antonio ISD's 2020 State of the District presentation at the Pearl Stable Feb. 19, 2020.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Independent School District is gearing up to ask voters to approve one of the largest bonds in district history. The bond, slated for the November ballot, could be as high as $1.25 billion.

San Antonio ISD high school students hold a news conference to ask for more student input before the district's school board meeting Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

A group of high school students from San Antonio ISD asked the district to listen to students in a more meaningful way when making decisions Monday.

Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores, center, is greeted by Jefferson High School cheerleaders as he arrives at the launch ceremony for AlamoPromise Oct. 2, 2019.
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On Oct. 2, Jefferson High School cheerleaders lined the sidewalk of their school to welcome dignitaries to the high-profile launch of the Alamo Colleges’ free tuition program, AlamoPROMISE.

Lanier High School students pick up free internet hotspots Dec. 6, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

More than 5,200 high school students in the San Antonio Independent School District will take home free hotspot devices and cell phones over the next few weeks.

Schools that use restorative practices often have quiet areas students can go to regroup in stressful situations, like this cozy area at Pre-K 4 SA South.
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The San Antonio Independent School District board adopted an unusual student code of conduct Monday. In addition to the typical list of rules and consequences, it included a student bill of rights created by students.