Several readers have emailed over the past few weeks to ask about activity at 812 W. 28th St. The site is the former the home of Houston ISD’s Arabic Immersion Magnet School which moved in 2019 to the previous site of the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, at 4001 Stanford St.
The HISD Press Office confirms that 812 W. 28th St. is the new home of HISD Dyslexia and 504 Office. There is no construction at the site, but workers have been moving furniture into the building.
The dyslexia department of the interventions office identifies students with dyslexia and helps them get individualized instruction as specified by the Texas Education Agency.
The 504 Office ensures students get the accommodations they receive as outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which protects the rights of persons with handicaps in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Section 504 safeguards the rights of individuals with visible disabilities and those with disabilities that may not be apparent.
The HISD website lists 11 employees who are part of the interventions office.
The office recently published a middle school Initiative for the coming year which includes a reading intervention plan to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 students and improve their reading test scores.
There is no information yet about new signage for the office or if this will be a permanent move. The AIMS signage is still up at the campus.
Holden Elementary School and the Energy Institute High School have also been based at the 812 W. 28th St. campus in past years.