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Garland Independent School District
Transforming Teaching and Learning
About GISD: Educating 57,000 students across 71 campuses, Garland ISD ranks as the second-largest district in Dallas County, fourth-largest in Dallas-Fort Worth, 13th-largest in Texas, and is among the 70-largest in America. The district spans the cities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, yet maintains a small town, family feel. With a rich tradition of excellence, GISD boasts a diverse population that speaks more than 100 languages, as well as technology-driven campuses, magnet programs and approximately 200 Career and Technical Education courses.
Link to District Map: http://www.garlandisd.net/about/gisdmap
Choice of School: In most districts attendance zones determine where students will attend school. GISD employs a “Choice of School” program, allowing parents to select the campus they want their children to attend for the next school year.
AVID: AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The goal of AVID is to prepare students for college and success in a global society. We use AVID to bring out the best in students and close the achievement gap. For more information about the program visit www.avid.org. In middle and high schools, AVID is offered as an elective class, although students will experience AVID strategies in other classrooms. In elementary schools, AVID is not offered as an elective. Students in an AVID elementary school will automatically use different AVID strategies to help them learn and prepare for college and career. AVID elementary schools use AVID strategies in a way that affects the entire school.
School Meals: Choose 3-5 options for a full lunch meal: an entrée, one selections of fruit, two selections of fruit in high school, two selections of vegetables, a grain/bread which may be part of the entrée or separate, milk. Choose 3-4 options for a full breakfast meal: two entrées which is a combination of grain/breads and meat, two selections of a fruit or juice, milk.
Parent Workshops: GISD offers workshops throughout the year with effective parenting strategies, ideas on how to get more involved and information to help your child be successful in school and in life. Past workshops have included topics such as:
• guide to STAAR
• parent involvement
• motiving children
• teen dating violence
• substance abuse
• anger management
Safety and Security: We ensure the safety of students, staff, visitors and property 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security cameras, controlled building access and a visitor registry system help ensure our students have a safe place to learn. Police officers are assigned to our schools to provide security, counseling and education. Emergency training and response plans are in place to make sure that students and staff know what to do in a crisis and that situations are communicated properly to the community in a timely manner.
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