Academics

Morning lab & tutoring

The computer lab is open daily at 7:30 a.m. for students who want to sharpen their skills and get a few minutes of practice. Students must arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. and once it is full, no more students will be admitted. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ortiz, the Campus Technology Assistant.

Tutoring is by invitation and most teachers tutor either Monday or Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., or Monday and Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. However, teachers may add different times at their discretion. If you have questions about tutoring and your child, please contact your child's teacher.

Free online research resources

The campus library webpage has a variety of resources students can use to conduct their research. Please contact the librarian, Mrs. Anderson, for logins and passwords to these resources.

AVID

Sewell Elementary is an AVID school. AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination". This program is designed to prepare students in academics for four-year college eligibility as well as success in a global society. Students in an AVID elementary school learn and use different AVID strategies to help them prepare for college. AVID elementary schools use AVID strategies in a way that impacts the entire school.

Balanced literacy

Sewell Elementary is implementing a balanced literacy program. Balanced literacy strikes a balance between whole language and phonics. The ultimate goal of a balanced literacy program is to guide students toward proficient and lifelong reading. The five components of a balanced literacy program are the read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, independent reading and word study. Please find more information about reading here.

Additional Resources

Helpful links for the special education department: TEA Special Education in Texas

Students can access educational computer programs at home in the same way they do at school, through Ready Hub. They will use the same login and password as they do at school. Please contact your child's teacher if your child has forgotten their login information.

 

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.