The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Getting Students College Ready through Implementation of AVID Strategies!
Granite Park Junior High serves a richly diverse population of students from over 40 countries, speaking over 60 languages. As an AVID National Demonstration Site of Distinction, we stand as the only school in the State of Utah to earn this distinction, demonstrating our school prepares students for the rigors of college. As a staff, we accomplish our mission statement of "Helping Students to Dream of College and Beyond" by embedding research-proven practices into each classroom, including Cornell Notes.
Our school strives to meet students where they are at academically, helping each student to achieve at least a year and a half of growth each school year. Students receive caring advisory teachers with who they see each day. At Granite Park, we create a safe, welcoming atmosphere for all students. Furthermore, students are rewarded for exemplary behavior, grades, and attendance through weekly student highlights, quarterly recognition assemblies, and other activities. Daily recognition of student efforts are facilitated through Grizz bucks: our school currency that is redeemable at a school store for prizes during lunches.