For years the traditional school environment has often failed to meet the needs of many kids. It was time to break out of the cookie cutter mentality, and create a program that allows students to thrive.
iUniversityPrep is a terrific program. GCISD chose to hire an entirely separate
Admistration and Teaching staff - and they did it right! The synergy amongst everyone is precisely as it should be.
Students may also take preAP, AP, and Dual Credit courses.
This is not the "Guess we'll just get our GED" school.
The student population is very diverse.
The teachers are alot more accessible than in traditional school. They truly go above and beyond. Meet ups and activities are also part of the culture.
Europe and other countries have had many options available to students for years.
It does take a little while to adjust to the format, but administration and teachers are there for you ALL THE WAY!
*music club, game club, engineering club, and others
*several foreign language options
*arts classes ie- music theory, voice, etc
By allowing students to have options more suitable to their needs, they feel validated, develop persistence, determination, and grit.
Teachers are terrific and encouraging.
Success in this program requires students be accountable.
Respect starts at home, with patents, yrs before a child begins school.
By having an amazing staff of teachers and administration, creating an educational environment/culture that is more conducive to the needs of a lot of kids - I do believe kids feel more valued and further develop respect.
Again, development of these qualities should begin w/parenting, well before a child attends school, and as they mature they further develop.
The school strongly encourages caring, compassion, and empathy by hiring amazing teachers who are terrific role models
#1 - it's not school's job to "develop" honesty, fairness, and integrity in students.
Parents should begin instilling these qualities well before a child reaches school age.
#2- Schools promote and encourage these values, but really have no control over whether a person develops the values.
This school does a phenomenal job of encouraging the items listed. Teachers and Admin are great role models.