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Communication Services

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Districtwide focus on advanced academics for all students
Two-way Dual Language
Develops ability to speak, read and write in Spanish & English
Enriches development in both first and second languages
Taught by both a bilingual certified teacher in Spanish
and by an ESL certified teacher in English
At least a 6-year commitment
Aligned with the Texas State Standards in Language Arts,
Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
Serves 4th - 12th grade
State-accredited, tuition free
Highly qualified GCISD teachers
Highly engaged students, families
Top state accountability scores for virtual academy in first year
360 students statewide
iUniversity Prep
An approach to student learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math throughout all aspects of the curriculum.
STEM Academies
Opened August 2013, 2011 Bond Project and serves students from both GHS and CHHS
Expanded course offerings: 5 courses in Health Sciences including Certified Nursing Assistant, Health Science Tech (hospital Rotations) and EMT through TCC, Culinary Arts, Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, Law Enforcement I, Video Game Design, and Entrepreneurship
Partnerships with Baylor, Reliant Mid Cities, Woodridge PCI Texas, Keller Oaks PCI Texas, Gaylord Texan, Hilton DFW Lakes
Enrollment in CTE courses has increased by over 1,500
Expanded certifications in Microsoft Office, Adobe, ServSafe, Floral Design, Nursing, EMT,
and Business
Future certifications will include jailer, dispatch, 911 operator, child care associate, hunter/boater ed, and more
GCISD Technology Education & Career Center
Serves GCISD's highly gifted students in grades 1st through 6th
Designated classrooms for highly gifted instruction
Application, qualification, acceptance process
Aligns with standards from the National Association of Gifted Children
Based on Parallel Curriculum and includes:
at Glenhope Elementary
and Cross Timbers Middle
The College of William and Mary
Texas Performance Standards Project
Junior Great Books
Young Mathematicians at Work
Critical and Creative Thinking
Depth & Complexity
92 freshmen, 105 Sophomores
2014-2015 Freshmen last year earned 567 college hours
Full-time college-campus learning
GCISD teachers/TCC instructors
High school diploma & Associate's degree (60 hours)
Collegiate Academy
Have You Heard?
GCISD Graduation Rate = 96.4% (Class of 2014)
Record number 18 National Merit Scholarship Finalists, 2014-2015
38 National Merit Commended Scholars, 2014-2015
Three National Hispanic Recognition Scholars
Two National Achievement Scholarship Program recipients
Students Earn Perfect Scores: 4 ACT, 1 SAT and 1 PSAT
Average AP exam score = 2.96 compared to state average of 2.48, national average of 2.82 and global average of 2.84
Increased in participation in middle school advanced academics
GCISD schools consistently named by the National Center for Educational Achievement to the list of Higher Performing Schools
First Place Project Award for Robotics Competition (Cannon)
Academic UIL state champions
2014 Area Spelling Bee champion (CTMS)
Teams place 2nd & 3rd at International Future Problem Solving Competition
2015 Destination Imagination Global Qualifier (Glenhope)
Nationally Ranked (70th out of 7,000) Speech & Debate Team (GHS)
TECC student earns Floral Design Certification
UIL State Champion in Math and Journalism events (GHS)
GCISD Transition Students create a memo pad business
Three middle school students advance to State Geography Bee
Excellence in Academics
Have You Heard?
Two teachers named Outstanding Educator Finalists in 2014 Texas PTA Awards Program (Leigh Ballard and Gerald Brown)
Region IV Administrator of the Year for Career & Technology Education (2015 Rick Bracy)
100% Highly Qualified teaching staff according to federal standards
Average Years’ Experience of Teachers = 13
Teachers with Advanced Degrees = 34.3%
200+ classrooms transformed into digital classrooms
GCISD Director of Science & Instructional Technology earned the K-12 Excellence in Digital Leadership Award
TRC-Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Teaching Excellence Award (Elizabeth Pauley, 2015, Math)
Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) (CTMS Counselors, 2015)
Region 11 Elementary Teacher of the Year (2014, Cindy Pearson)
Teacher selected to be State AP Advocate (Dianna Trang, GHS)
Teacher named to the National Speech and Debate Association Hall of Fame (Jane Boyd, GHS, 2015)
Excellence in Teaching
Have You Heard?
Excellence in Activities
2014-2015 State Champions: Wrestling, Cross Country, Pole Vaulting and Tennis
All State Athlete (Basketball, GHS)
2014 National Young Entrepreneurs Academy Competition runner-up
17 students (18 art pieces) compete at state in Visual Arts Scholastic Event (CHHS, GHS)
NAMM Best Communities for Music Education Award (3 consecutive years)
Eight students competing at state in PTA Reflections Art Contest
District championships, GCISD Swim & Dive Team
Five students selected for All-State Band or Choir
Student athletes signed to colleges/universities across nation
CHHS senior awarded Volleyball Player of the Year Title by Dallas Morning News
GHS Finished 3rd in State Lone Star Cup
GCISD Orchestra earned Grand Champion Trophy
CHHS Cheer earns American School Spirit Award
Have You Heard?
Excellence in Community
Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week
Education Foundation
CONNECT - Back to School Fair, Mentoring through Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Partnerships with Chambers of Commerce, Cities, Parks and Recreation groups
Fund-raisers and charity drives for various groups including Pennies for Patients, Habitat for Humanity, Santa Cops, other special causes
Grapevine Parade of Lights
Veterans Day programs
Citizenship projects to benefit soldiers
Student initiatives including "Hopecoming" and "Walk for Water"
Many volunteer opportunities
Support local relief agencies
Held first-ever GCISD Kindness Day
Cannon, Silver Lake & Timberline Elementary
Grapevine Middle
Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School
Grapevine Middle School
A continuation of Spanish language learning is now available at GMS for students who have participated in elementary dual.
LEAD 2021 | Strategic Objectives
No less than once annually, all students will collaboratively develop, revise, and accomplish a rigorous personalized learning plan leading to college and career readiness and culminating with all graduates possessing a post‐graduate plan aligned with their individual goals.
LEAD 2021 | Strategic Objectives
Every student (PK‐12) will responsibly and effectively use and apply the latest relevant technology and, upon graduation, all students will be able to use technology masterfully in all dimensions of their academic work.
LEAD 2021 | Strategic Objectives
All members of the GCISD family will promote good citizenship and demonstrate mutual respect.
LEAD 2021 | Strategic Objectives
All students will be positive participants in their local communities and our global society.
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