Knowledge is power. LUCHA™ empowers!

Children immigrating to Texas from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries face many challenges. As students, these children must often struggle with academic failure, not only because of a language barrier but also because most schools do not have the resources to determine appropriate grade placement, diagnose content-area mastery, or train personnel to recognize and address the unique challenges of immigrant students.

Language Learners at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Hispanic Achievement (LUCHA™), an innovative initiative of the K-16 Education Center, helps secondary Spanish-speaking English language learners transition into public schools, thereby helping them to achieve success in school, college and life. 

Arrow Objectives

LUCHA™ provides Spanish-speaking English language learners with opportunities to:

  • Transition into public school without losing instructional time and credits while learning English
  • Master the core courses in English
  • Pass the state-mandated performance exams and receive a high school diploma
  • Build a foundation for successfully completing a post secondary education

Arrow Services

  • Obtain transcripts from Mexico
  • Analyze transcripts to create a Graduation Credit Analysis (GCA) including a credit summary and course equivalencies
  • Provide online diagnostic assessments in Spanish
  • Provide online courses in Spanish in the core subject areas

To learn more about our services, contact the LUCHA™ Team or you can also email us to

LUCHA™ in School Districts
Alamo Heights ISD :: Aldine ISD :: Alief ISD :: Austin ISD :: Birdville ISD :: Brownsville ISD :: Crowley ISD :: Del Valle ISD :: Donna ISD :: Edcouch-Elsa ISD :: El Paso ISD :: Forney ISD :: Galena Park ISD :: George I. Sanchez Charter School :: Harlingen CISD :: Manor ISD :: McAllen ISD :: Midland ISD :: Northside ISD :: Pasadena ISD :: PSJA ISD :: San Benito CISD :: Socorro ISD :: Tyler ISD


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