WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF COLLEGE READINESS
Granite Park Junior High School welcomes all 7th and 8th grade students to share in an enriching college preparatory experience.
One of the programs that will help every student to achieve our school’s vision and mission is AVID- Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college preparatory program that teaches students the skills they will need to be college ready. As a part of our AVID focus, every student at Granite Park Junior High School will receive the tools they will need to be successful in school: a binder, a pencil pouch, tab dividers, writing tools and paper. AVID is a program that will equip students with college readiness skills, which include Organizational, Note Taking, Study and Planning skills. Our philosophy of education is that we will do everything within our power to help every child succeed at Granite Park. The only way to fail at Granite Park, is to not try at all! Remember, the future is what you make of it. We firmly believe that the more education a student receives, the more success they will have in life.
The AVID acronym comes from the Latin word avidus, which means eager for knowledge. AVID’s mission is to “increase school wide learning and performance.” The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially the least served students in the middle capable of completing a college preparatory path:
– will succeed in rigorous curriculum
– will enter mainstream activities of the school
– will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges and,
– will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
AVID focuses on 4 main academic skills: writing, inquiry, reading, and collaboration (WICR). AVID provides rigor and support, both are key to college preparation.
Granite Park is proud of its diversity. We welcome students of all cultures and backgrounds. To help us better serve our diverse population, all Granite Park teachers will be ESL endorsed. We will strive to layer curriculum and engage our students in a variety of learning strategies. We welcome parental and community input on ways we can better meet the needs of all students.
School will begin at 7:50 AM and end at 2:45 PM Monday through Thursday. On Friday, school will begin at 7:50 AM and end at 12:30 PM. Students are welcome in the building Monday through Thursday from 7:20 AM until 2:55 PM and then must either be in a supervised activity, or out of the building by 3:00 PM. On Friday, students must be out of the building by 12:40 PM. There are no supervised activities on Fridays. Five minutes will be given between each class period. Students are expected to be to every class on time. Breakfast will be served in the classroom from 7:50am-8:02am for all students FREE of charge regardless of lunch status.