Announcements & Reminders
Student Services - Summer Office Hours from June 8–August 6
During summer hours the Student Services office will be open for parents to enroll students for grades Pre-K–12th Monday–Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The office will also be open from 12 p.m.-1 p.m., but only for information and to schedule appointments.
Monday, August 24 is the first day of school. Visit the Back to School page for information and resources to help prepare for the big day.
Testing for EOC and TAKS will take place at the student's assigned summer school location July 6-9...Test dates
Help your child prepare for the next school year by keeping up with their summer reading...Learn more
A commencement ceremony for summer graduates will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center on Thursday, August 20...Learn more
STEM Camp - August 3-6
Students in grades 6th-8th interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are invited to attend a fun, hands-on, engaging camp this summer...Camp Flyer and Registration
GISD is partnering with Region 10 to offer two video game design camps this summer for students 8 to 14 years old...Learn more
GISD Athletics Summer Camp
GISD Athletics Summer Camp for basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, soccer and more is available for elementary and secondary students by age group at high schools...Learn more
A variety of summer school programs are available to meet the academic needs of students at all levels...Learn more
Destination 2016 - College Prep Program
Destination 2016 is a college prep program available June 10-18 for students from the Class of 2016...Learn more
Naviance is a college and career planning reource that is now available for all secondary students and families...Learn more
The Texas Rangers recognizes GISD for its efforts in public education by offering discounted tickets to GISD students, employees, families, and friends....Learn More
Changes for SAT and PSAT
The redesigned tests will incorporate what students are learning in the classroom and skills needed for college and career readiness...Learn More
School Information Locator now available
School bus transportation is provided to students living two or more miles from the nearest available school. See current 2014-15 school year transportion areas with the 14-15 School Information Locator.
During the Choice of School process, if a parent chooses a school that is not a neighborhood school, the parent may be responsible for providing transportation to the selected school. For help in determing transporation options for the upcoming 2015-16 school year, see the 15-16 School Information Locator.
GPA/Class Rank can now be viewed through Skyward Family/Student Access accounts...Learn more
Garland ISD voters approve $455.5 million bond proposal...Learn more
Helping Your Child Academically
The Library Services department provides access for students and parents to a variety of online research resources.
Online Research Tools & Databases
Click on the appropriate flyer below to see an overview of available research tools and databases for each level. When viewing the flyer, you can click on each resource section to begin your research.
|Check with your campus librarian for login & password information.|
Links to these resources are also available on the Library page of each campus website.
These online tools may be available for your student to review and practice skills to help with skill-building and preparation for standardized testing.
Availability and access to these progams depends on campus subscriptions. If available at your school, students can get login information from their teacher.
|Apangea Learning||Math remediation, skill building||ES, MS, HS|
|ePath Measuring Up||STAAR Test Prep - Core Areas||ES, MS, HS|
|Study Island||STAAR Test Prep - Core Areas||ES, MS, HS|
|PWLN||Supplement to class lessons||MS, HS|
|Texas Web Tutor||HS|
|GEO||Online courses||MS, HS|
|TERC||Test prep for college entrance exams||HS|
Helping Your Child Prepare for their Future
- Course Guides
- Plan for High School - Learn more about what to expect at the high school level and the different GISD high schools.
- Choice of School
- Plan for Graduation
- Advanced Academics
- Magnet Programs
- Career & Technical Education
- Fine Arts
- Portrait of a Graduate
Your Child's Safety & Wellness
Several district departments work with the School Health Advisory Council to help kids make good decisions about their health.
Visit the Nutrition Information page for information about nutrition in our schools and what you can do to help fight childhood obesity.
Talk to your school's physical education teacher, counselor or school nurse for additional information about supporting your child's health.
Parents can also access these materials to support their own discussions with their children about cybersafety.
Use the Guest Login option to access the Cybersafety course.
Vote for Your Favorite Teacher to Win Teacher of the Month
At the end of each month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win this car to drive for a month...Learn More
|Quick Links||Related Departments|
|AR Bookfinder||Library Services|
|Area Directors||School Operations (Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment)|
|Attendance Information||Student Services|
|Back to School||Multiple Departments|
|Booster Clubs||Multiple Departments|
|Choice of School||Student Services|
|College Planning||Guidance & Counseling|
|Course Guides||Guidance & Counseling|
|Dress Code||School Operations (Area Directors)|
|Enrollment Process||Student Services|
|Grade Point (GPA) System||Curriculum & Instruction|
|Grade Reporting Dates||School Operations (Area Directors)|
|Graduation Ceremonies||Guidance & Counseling, School Operations (Area Directors)|
|Graduation Schedule||Guidance & Counseling, School Operations (Area Directors)|
|Health Services - FAQ||Health Services|
|High School Orientation||Guidance & Counseling|
|High School Planning||Guidance & Counseling|
|High School Senior Awards Day||Guidance & Counseling|
|Insurance for Students||Risk Management|
|Library Catalog||Library Services|
|Library Services||Library Services|
|LIGHT Program||Guidance & Counseling|
|Parent Involvement Policy||Special Programs|
|Parent Education & Services||Provided by several departments|
|Parent Complaints/Concerns||Student Services|
|PTA - Garland ISD Council of PTAs||non-GISD resource|
|PTA - National PTA||non-GISD resource|
|PTA - Texas PTA||non-GISD resource|
|Safety & Security||Multiple Departments|
|School Operations (Area Directors)|
|School Operations (Area Directors)|
|Senior Awards Day Schedule||Guidance & Counseling|
|Student Code of Conduct||Student Services|
|Student Handbook - All levels||Student Services|
Research, Assessment & Accountability
|Summer School Programs||Special Programs|
|Summer Reading Lists||Curriculum & Instruction|
|Texas Education Agency (TEA)||non-GISD resource|
|Transportation - Designated Areas||Transportation|
|U.S. Department of Education||non-GISD resource|
|Volunteer||Family Engagement, Human Resources|