AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. 

AVID Coordinator: Frances Marcano

Academic Pentathlon

The Pentathlon competition is comprised of five events: math, history, science, literature and Super Quiz. The Super Quiz event is an oral relay before a large audience in which each student receives five multiple-choice questions. Each year a new overlying theme or topic is selected for study in conjunction with the essential readiness skills of the STAAR tests.

This program is designed to serve as a learning experience and feeder program for the Octathlon and Decathlon competitions. Study materials are purchased through the Decathlon state office. Novels are available new (and in most cases used) through major book dealers.

Dezire Becke


Students use computer, engineer, math and design skills to create robots. Working in teams during and after school, students learn from teachers and high school volunteers. Those who create the best robots get to present their products with other schools in local competitions. 

Sponsor: Danielle Parish

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS membership honors outstanding students. Eligible students are identified beginning their second semester of sixth grade. Once selected, members participate in chapter activities that provide opportunities for students to reach their fullest potential at school and in life. NJHS students promote the ideals of scholarship, character, service, citizenship, and leadership.

Sponsor: Ms. Tessa Winters

Links for success

Khan Academy will help your student excel in math. Your student's PSAT information will also be linked to Khan Academy as we partner together for the success of your child. The CollegeBoard and Khan Academy have joined forces to level the playing field. Click here for Official SAT Practice.


Garland Nicholson Memorial Library

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.