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! The 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:
Tutorials in English, Math, Science and Social Studies
Test preparation for EOC’s and PSAT/SAT
Test taking strategies
College preparation & career planning
Assistance provided with: FAFSA and College Applications
English and basic computer classes for the parents
Questions, please contact:
Ms. Rischer: 972-494-8492 x 60009 (English) SRRische@garlandisd.net
Mrs. Gomez: 972-494-8492 x 60033 (Spanish) EGomez@garlandisd.net
2020-2021 Achievement Academy dates
All sessions are scheduled from 8:30 am to 1 pm.
May 22nd (Celebration)
Achievement Academy History
During the fall of 2005, administrators at GHS became aware of the fact that many students were unhappy and facing various struggles. 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.
Achievement Academy Goals
Have fun in an educational setting
Develop successful study skills
Become a self advocate
Feel important in school
Get involved in school activities
Pass EOC and PSAT/SAT assessments
Prepare for college upon graduation
Form healthy relationships with peers and adults both in and outside of school
Learn that success in one area leads to success in other areas
Learn that classroom survival skills can be applied outside of the classroom
- 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 will do what they are asked to do.
- Students will have fun.
- Teachers will have fun.
- Students will only do the things that are in their best interest 24/7.