Achievement Academy

With a grant from the Texas High School Project (THSP), GHS initiated the Achievement Academy with the ultimate goal of making all GHS students . . . College Ready, Career Ready, Life Ready! Logo for GHS Achievement AcademyThe Texas High School Project is dedicated to all Texas students graduating high school ready for college and career success and prepared to be contributing members of the community. 

Please join us for the following services:

  • Tutoring services in English, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Test preparation for EOC’s, STAAR Tests, and even TAKS
  • College Preparation & Career Planning
  • We can help you with completing your FASFA, RISING STAR, and College Applications

We even have English and Computer classes for your parents, also from 8:30-12:30.

2017-2018 Achievement Academy dates are:

  • September 16, 2017
  • September 30, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 11, 2017
  • December 2, 2017
  • January 20, 2018
  • February 3, 2018
  • February 24, 2018
  • March 3, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
  • April 7, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • May 5, 2018
  • May 19, 2018
  • June 2, 2017 (End of Year Luncheon) 

Students In Achievement Academy Meeting

Questions regarding Achievement Academy should be directed to:
  • Mr. Rodriguez (972-494-8492 x60009)
  • Mrs. Gomez (972-494-8492 x60026)

History:

During the fall of 2005, administrators at GHS became aware of the fact that many students were unhappy with their lives.  They were experiencing continuous problems with attendance, grades, campus discipline, and more importantly, they were having problems at home with their parents.  The students wanted to get out of this cycle, but they did not have the skills needed to solve their problems.  They were tired of the stress at home and at school.  Parents and educators wanted the same thing.  GHS administrators and teachers accepted the challenge to help students turn their lives around.

Goals:

  • Have fun in an educational setting.
  • Improve grades.
  • Improve attendance.
  • Improve self-esteem.
  • Feel important in school.
  • Get involved in school activities.
  • Pass TAKS.
  • Be college ready upon graduation.
  • Form healthy relationships with peers and adults both in and outside of school.
  • Learn to network with adults.
  • Learn that success in one area leads to success in other areas.
  • Learn that classroom survival skills can be applied outside of the classroom.
  • Learn mediation skills.
  • Learn parliamentary procedure.

Student Expectations:

  • To improve the quality of life at home, school and the community.Get help in English, Math, and Science.
  • Learn classroom survival skills.
  • Learn organizational skills.
  • Learn conflict mediation skills.
  • Learn about college requirements.
  • Learn about college opportunities.
  • Learn about college applications.
  • Learn about financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Learn test taking strategies (SAT, ACT, etc.).
  • Learn how to conduct a meeting.
Students In Achievement Academy Meeting

Breakfast:    8:30 am
Lunch:       12:00 noon

Rules:

  • Students will do what they are told to do.
  • Students will have fun.
  • Teachers will have fun.
  • Students will only do the things that are in their best interest 24/7.

 

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