Academics

Davis delivers quality instructional programs for all students. We focus on a child-centered philosophy and set high expectations for all to achieve. We insist on a well-disciplined student body and a safe environment for children to learn. We want every child to have the competence and confidence for success in life.\

Is your student college ready?

For the best chance of making your visions of success a reality, preparing for your future has to start much earlier than graduation. GISD believes that "college and career readiness" begins in elementary school and encompasses a strong academic foundation including all  aspects of the GISD Portrait of a Graduate. Additionally, GISD has identified some key steps students should take to get ready, setting the stage for future success.

GISD Ready

Technology

 

Every day, Davis Elementary students utilize a computer lab equipped with 60 computers as well as iPads and Chromebooks that are assigned to each grade level. Each classroom has a class set of student Chromebooks and/or iPads that they students are able to utilize in their learning.

Academic computer programs

Dimension U

Dimension U creates engaging and interactive multiplayer video games that focus on core skills in mathematics and literacy. The content aligns with the Common Core, state standards and classroom instruction. These games are for our third, fourth, and fifth-grade students.

Istation Reading 

This computer program allows third, fourth, and fifth-grade students to work on their reading comprehension, vocabulary fluency, and spelling. Istation is also available for students at home. Parents will need to install Istation and students will need their student login number and password.

Brain Pop and Brain Pop, Jr.

This animated educational program is game based learning in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English. It is only available during school hours.

Flocabulary

This computer program helps students build core literacy skills through engagement, mastery, and student creativity. This program uses educational hip-hop videos that teach standards-based skills and context.

Imagine Learning

Imagine Language & Literacy

This program provides every child with targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjust to their needs. This is a research-based curriculum that meets students at their own level. This program is for our Kindergarten through 5th grade students.

Imagine Math Facts

Imagine Math Facts teaches students math facts through a series of powerful, engaging activities on multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. This program helps each child quickly gain math fluency along with an interest in math. This program is for our 1st through 5th grade students.

Imagine Math

Imagine Math helps students build problem-solving skills and a resilient attitude toward math. This curriculum adapts to the unique needs of each student and is always supported by meaningful practice. This program is for our 2nd through 5th grade students. 

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.

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