Admissions Policies:  


The Gulf Coast Trades Center serves "at-risk" adjudicated youth referred from throughout the state of Texas.  Our referring agencies include the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and over 40 county juvenile probation departments.  The Admissions Policies are stated as follows:


Must be between 15 and 18 years of age

Must be willing to participate in a personal interview and campus visit

Must be vocationally motivated

Must be willing to participate in a battery of tests and assessments to determine skills, functioning, and


Must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from the vocational training offered

Must be referred from a state or county youth serving agency




All students at Gulf Coast Trades Center will attend leadership classes as a part of the orientation process. The curriculum is a ten-class introduction into the meaning and responsibilities of leadership.  Class offerings include:


Work Ethics and Leadership

Communication in the Leadership Role

Citizenship, Responsibility, and Internet Safety

Types of Leaders and Power

Leadership Goals short and long term

Leadership Planning and Time Management

Types of Motivation and the Leadership Role

Great Leaders and What Made Them Great

Service Learning and the Leadership Role

Global Outlook, Changing Times, and Leadership Accountability


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We are currently in a collaboration with Montgomery County United Way and Healing Hands Ranch to teach our kids horticulture and aquaponics!

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The Gulf Coast Trades Center and Raven Charter School District prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or belief, and against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I, WIOA on the basis of citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States or his or her participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer is Dr. Dale Underwood, at Email: and Phone: (936) 344-6677.

Gulf Coast Trades Center, New Waverly, TX