Academics

Federal report card

Sam Houston Middle School is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: http://www.garlandisd.net/content/federal-report-card-0 or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.

El Sam Houston Middle School está compartiendo con usted la información sobre el distrito y la escuela de su hijo como parte de las obligaciones que se requieren bajo la ley federal del Acto de Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás del 2015 (ESSA).

Las Tarjetas de Reporte para el estado, el distrito, y cada escuela estan disponibles en el sitio web del distrito en este enlance: https://www.garlandisd.net/content/federal-report-card-0 y también están disponibles en la página de internet de la Agencia de Educación de Texas: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/NCLB_and_ESEA/NCLB-ESEA_Resources/Federal_Report_Card/.

School supply lists

6th Grade Supply List (English) 

6th Grade Supply List (Spanish) 

7th Grade Supply List (English) 

7th Grade Supply List (Spanish) 

8th Grade Supply List (English)

8th Grade Supply List (Spanish) 

Algebra 1 

Algebra 1 is the 8th Grade Honors Math Course offered at Sam Houston Middle School.  Algebra 1 is an advanced course and requires students to be above their grade level in math competency and the ability to meet high expectations in the classroom. Students learn the foundations and fundamentals throughout the school year in order to be successful on the STAAR Algebra End of Course Exam. In May, students take the STAAR End of Course Algebra 1 exam and are eligible for their first high school credit if they are successful on the test. Mrs. Malone is the current Algebra 1 teacher on our campus and has had 97% of all the students who have taken Algebra 1 be successful on the End of Course Exam.

Advanced Placement Spanish 

AP Spanish is a program that provide students the opportunity to complete college level classes and receive college credits while they are in High School. Sam Houston in one of the five middle schools in GISD to offer this course. To be eligible, students must test Spanish levels I and II in their 6th grade year and pass those with an 85 or above to be placed in Spanish Honors PRE-AP class during 7th grade. If the student pass this class with an 88 or above they qualify to take the AP Spanish course in 8th grade. This course concludes with an exam administered at the beginning of May, developed and scored by college and university faculty, as well as experienced teachers.

Performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course; it is a gateway to success in college. Research consistently shows that students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher graduation rates than otherwise comparable non-AP peers.

AVID 

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The AVID Program is system to prepare students in academics for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap. 

Career and technical courses

Sam Houston is proud to offer many Career and Technical Education classes on campus. The goal of any CTE class is to prepare our Colt students for the future. For many students this means heading to a four-year university after high school. Others may find success in a technical program. Regardless of what the future holds, CTE classes are the perfect way to sharpen the skills necessary to for all SHMS students to be successful in high school and beyond. 

Many CTE classes offer half of a high school credit: 

  • Principals of Human Services 
  • Principles of Manufacturing  
  • Principles of Architecture and Construction 
  • Touch System Data Entry-Keyboarding 
  • Professional Communication 

Nondiscrimination

All CTE opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs

Notificación Publica de No Discriminación en Programas de Educación Técnica y Vocacional

Thông Báo Công Khai về sự Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử trong các Chương Trình Giáo Dục Nghề Nghiệp và Kỹ Thuật

Edgenuity

Needing credit recovery? To utilize the program please log onto Edgenuity.  

Your log in information is as follows:
Username: GISD + your student ID number
Password: Your student ID number

Don't have a computer at home? The SHMS computer lab will be open for your use during the following times:

Monday- Friday  8 a.m.- 8:40 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday  4 p.m.- 6 p.m.