Literacy is an important foundation at the Classical Center at Vial Elementary. Our staff strives to develop our literacy skills everyday. Students begin each morning reading as they wait for school to start after they enter the school building.

In addition, literacy is supported with several other campus and district initiatives:

  • Our campus participates in the Braum's Book Buddy program.
  • Students participate in our Renaissance MyOn program.
  • Cybersafety week teaches students valuable information literacy skills.

Academic Software

MAP test

All GISD students take the MAP test three times during the school year. MAP stands for Measure of Academic Progress and assists staff understand a student's projected growth as compared to their actual growth. It is administered at the beginning of the year, in the middle of the year, and at the end of the year. MAP scores are determined by the level of difficulty of questions answered correctly not the number of questions answered correctly. If you have questions about your student's past MAP results, please contact your child's teacher.

Is your student college ready?

For the best chance of making your visions of success a reality, preparing for you 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. Additionally GISD has identified some key steps students should take to get ready, setting the stage for future success.

Online resources

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.