How to log on to Canvas

Log on to Canvas though the GISD Ready Hub or the Garland ISD website using your normal login (Full student email address and SID number). SID number is your student ID number with a lowercase S in front. 

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, or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website 

Offered Courses

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's or the Advancement Via Individual Determination, mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and success beyond the classroom. The AVID Program targets and provides researched-backed academic and behavioral skills necessary to succeed in the 21st-century workplace.

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 for all SHMS students to be successful in high school and beyond. 

CTE classes at Sam Houston

  • Principals of Human Services 
  • Principles of Manufacturing  
  • Principles of Architecture and Construction 
  • Principles of Applied Engineering
  • Computer Explorations

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.

2023-2024 Course Guides

Please visit the Course Guides page on the district website for current versions of the high school and middle school course guides.