This is a great monthly opportunity to earn some scholarship money. Any student over the age of 16 is eligible and students simply need to submit a 300 word essay responding to that month’s essay prompt at www.unitversitytutor.com The winner is selected each month by UniversityTutor.com personnel. Need additional scholarships for college before your senior year. See what you can find at www.scholarships.com Still wondering how to pay for college? Garland ISD's College and Career webpage is full of ideas and resources. Lets go to college.
Black History Month Celebration
Garland Alternative Education Center is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration. The school will host several events to celebrate Black culture during the month of February including speakers, writing contest, 3v3 basketball tournament, food, game competition, and special dress days. We look forward to teaching students and staff about Black History and culture through these events.
GAEC would like to encourage you to attend the 26th Annual MLK Parade and March being held January 17, 2015.
Online Learning and Cycle Recovery
Edgenuity is an online grade recovery program that is used in GISD/GAEC to help students stay on track with their graduation credit requirements. When students have failed a course during a grading cycle their teacher will assign them to that course in Edgenuity. Students can then log on to the course that has been assigned to recover (pass) for the failed cycle. This program is helping students avoid having to make up courses (at a cost of $125 for summer courses) in summer school. Students enrolled in Edgenuity can work on their course from any internet connected computer. GAEC has even opened its labs before and after school for our students to work on Edgenuity. Middle school students can attend from 6:50 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in computer lab 213. High school students can attend from 2:45 p.m to 3:45 p.m. in computer lab 104. If you have questions about this program please contact our HS Counselor, Jim Wood or our MS Counselor, Tiffany Crayton.
GAEC Steps into Health with ZUMBA!
Counselor Tiffany Crayton leads GAEC staff into health with Zumba every Tuesday and Thursday. Originally created in an intentional accident by aerobics instructor Beto Perez, Zumba has become a world wide popular way to have fun and burn some calories. To join the group for some fun and exercise at 3:30 p.m. any Tuesday or Thursday, contact Tiffany Crayton at 972-926-2691.
Skyward Allows You To Check Grades and Attendance Every Day
Would you like to check grades and attendance on a daily basis? SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS allows you to do just that. Families who returned the Family Verification Form and signature packet that were sent home with the students in August have been sent an email with login information. Click the icon on the right that links to the Skyward Student - Family Access for features and login help. You are also welcome to call GAEC's office at 972-926-2691.
How to Get Connected with GAEC
1. Download the app on Google play or the App Store.
2. Online at www.remind.com/join/gaecstu
3. Via SMS! Text message @gaecstu to 469-208-6080.
1. Download the app on Google Play or the App Store.
2. Online at www.twitter.com/GAEC_Phoenix
3. Via SMS! Text message Follow @GAEC_Phoenix to 40404.
Tips for a successful year
- Get your sleep. According to WebMD, seven through 10 year old children need 10 to 11 hours and 12 through 18 year old children need eight to nine hours of sleep.
- Eat the right foods. Use the Super Tracker to visualize and keep up with your food, fitness, and health.
- Be on time. Always plan for travel and traffic time. What time does class start? Find your schedule and be early for breakfast.
- Follow GAEC policy and procedures.
- Be organized. Keep your folders and mind clean so you can focus on learning.
Be a volunteer
When you are involved, students listen and learn. We welcome all parent figures to make a difference during the school day. Follow the following simple process. 1.) Complete a Volunteer Application Form (English, Español) and Criminal History Check if you will be working one on one or chaperoning overnight (English, Español).
2.) Sign up with the office and select where you want to help. Why be a volunteer? Visit the GISD Volunteer
page for more information. When visiting any GISD campus, always sign in with the office.