Academics

Tutorials

Whether you’ve missed school or simply don’t understand the subject matter, it doesn’t take much to fall behind and start a downward spiral.  Do not wait until you are failing; take the initiative and get help early.  You’ll be surprised how one or two sessions can put you back on track!

Tutorials are scheduled with teachers twice per week. Check the tutorial list for days and times.

AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a school-wide college readiness program that offers a structured, rigorous curriculum. It prepares students to develop deep content knowledge, utilize specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking and speaking. It also helps to develop habits and behaviors to use that knowledge and to build those skills. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success.

Organization and good study habits are also important skills necessary for academic success.  The AVID binder is a requirement to help teach our students an easy way to stay organized.

Academic Organizations

Academic organizations are groups which promote one or more aspects of a given discipline. The purpose of Brandenburg academic organizations is to provide opportunities for the development of academic, cultural and social characteristics of student life through participation in group programs and activities. Below are different organizations you can join.

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the ares of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.

Pentathlon

Pentathlon is an academic competition which covers the following subjects: literature, science, social studies, fine arts and mathematics. The main event is the Super Quiz, an oral relay before a large audience where students work collaboratively to answer questions from any of the previous subjects. This organization is open to all 7th and 8th graders at Brandenburg.

Robotics

Robotics is an organization which can boost students' problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity and technical knowledge in an engaging, collaborative way. Students focus on the origins, applications and latest trends in robotics and learn how robots are built and controlled.

Yearbook

Students chosen for the yearbook staff will learn basic journalism skills during a year long class to produce "The Legend," Brandenburg's yearbook.  The students will take pictures, conduct interviews, write articles and construct page layouts using basic graphic design.  Capturing the year's most important moments and producing a yearbook that reflects the student body's personality are just a small part of what this team will strive to accomplish!

Youth & Government

Mock Legislature is a simulation activity for students to have an opportunity to experience what it's like to be part of the parliamentary process. Students have the opportunity to debate bills in the same process as done in the House of Representatives in Austin. Students join a committee and debate their bills in a small group of around 15 delegates from across the state. If their bill is passed, they then have the opportunity to present their bills on the Floor of the House of Representatives.

Online resources

GISD Ready

Developing graduates that are prepared for success in a globally competitive workforce is the ultimate goal of the GISD Ready initiative.

Skyward Key

Skyward is our student information system.  Use Skyward Family Access to find student grades, attendance and more.

 

Dimension U logo

DimensionU consists of four engaging and interactive multiplayer video games that focus on core skills in math and literacy. Each game is designed with unique features that bring out distinct academic and strategic skills in students.

Khan academy logo

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Naviance logo

Our middle and high school students collaborate with parents, teachers and school counselors to create a personalized college & career plan with Naviance.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

For information about CTE opportunities, visit the district CTE page.

CTE nondiscrimination

All career and technical education (CTE) opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.