AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination. The goal of the
program is to improve college readiness for all students, especially those
traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Students must complete
the AVID application form, and upon acceptance, enter the AVID elective which is
offered for all 4 years of high school from 9th to 12th grade. Students in the program agree
to take varying amounts of advanced coursework depending upon their grade.
All students spend time discussing college expectations, requirements, and
acceptance, and receive tutoring and support in the elective for their
For additional information, please contact Ann Donlon, career specialist.
Credit recovery is an option for students to earn course credit by retaking
a course. Academic assistance is provided through Extended Day, Extended
School Year (summer school), adult education (co-enrolled) and APEX
(online). Credit recovery (APEX) is an online, school-based program
available at no cost. Students work at their own pace.
Students who received a “D” or an “F” grade in a course may retake the
course and receive forgiveness for the poor grade if the new grade is a “C”
or higher. This will replace the old grade and will boost the student’s
cumulative grade point average.
Students should contact their school counselor to get registered. Counselors
for each grade level are found in the Contact Student Services section here.
Graduation Enhancement Teachers
Students who are “off-track” to meet the requirements for a standard high
school diploma may be experiencing barriers such as credit deficiencies,
absenteeism or a low grade point average.
Graduation enhancement teachers closely monitor “off track” student’s
academic performance and attendance; communicate with parents; and assist
students with postsecondary placement plans. In order to contact a GHS
graduation coach, please click on one of the following links:
School counselors support students’ academic success by:
- Leading development of a safe and caring school culture
- Delivering a school counseling program based on data identifying
- Delivering information to students and teachers within the school
counseling curriculum (i.e., learning strategies, self-management
skills, social skills)
- Working with administration, teachers and other school staff to create
a school environment encouraging academic success and striving to one’s
- Working to remove barriers to access and provide students with the
opportunity for academic challenge in the most rigorous coursework
- Establishing data analysis methods to identify and target systemic
barriers deterring equitable access
- Providing opportunities for students to see value in tasks related to
achievement develop learning goals.
Students are encouraged to contact their school counselor related to
their academic planning and success concerns. (link to the Student Services
“About Us” web page).
Tutoring is available for students during lunch and afterschool. A schedule
will be posted soon. For more information contact Alice Hunt, guidance secretary, or
visit the Guidance Department.