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Is your child college ready?

For the best chance of making your visions of success a reality, preparing for your student's 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. 

Helping Your Child Prepare for their Future


AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Lister proudly uses the AVID program to prepare students for college and success in a global society. By being an AVID Elementary campus students are encouraged to think about their college and carer plan by learning organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy.

Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way.

AVID helps students:

  • stay organized with binders and agendas
  • learn note-taking skills
  • build confidence
  • increase communication skills
  • develop self-motivation
  • learn in new, collaborative ways

Student resources

Check out GISD's variety of student resources and information.

Support Specialist

support specialist

Interventionist-Kathrine Harbour, Dyslexia therapist-Susan Harvey and Jessica Vonier, Bilingual Dyslexia therapist- Melva Bradley, Bilingual Intervention Aide- Janet Rubealcaba

Our academic support services include:

Special Education

ALE/MTI Aide- Audrey Manning, CBSE Aide- Diane Dowsey, ALE/MTI Aide- Tracy Counts, CBSE Teacher- Liz Antinozzi, Diagnostician  Aide- Michelle DiValerio, ALE/MTI Teacher- McKenzie Walker 

Our Special Education services include:

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.