Through partnerships with several community organizations and with the assistance of dedicated volunteers and teachers, Georgetown Independent School District offers many mentoring & tutoring opportunities for students who need additional assistance. Contact Jack Barber at 943-5050 ext. 5052 for more information.
Project Mentor, a program of Georgetown Partners in Education, pairs students with an individual volunteer mentor to offer on-going guidance for their academic and personal growth. Mentors meet with their students on a weekly basis on the school campus. The program is open to all students in grades K-12, and more information may be obtained from the campus guidance counselor, or by contacting Georgetown Partners in Education.
Peer Assistance and Leadership Program(PALS)Students in PALS participate in a class that helps them to develop skills needed to serve as peer counselors at the high school level and as mentor to 5th graders at district elementary schools. For more information, contact PALS at Georgetown High School at 943-5100.
Counselor ProgramGeorgetown Independent School District provides school guidance counselors on every campus to facilitate student academic growth, career awareness, personal growth, and social skill development. School guidance counselors work with students using a variety of strategies, activities, delivery methods, and resources to achieve these goals.
Depending on the developmental stage of the students, guidance counselors provide individual and group activities that promote personal insight, skill development, and social, emotional, and academic competencies to enhance all learning. The objectives are an integral part of the total educational program, and mastery of these personal development objectives places a student well down the road to post-secondary success.Special EducationBilingual Education is an instructional program offered in elementary schools for students whose native language is other than English (Spanish, German, Vietnamese, etc.) and who need to enhance English language skills. The program provides limited English proficient (LEP) students with a structured sequence of basic skills in their native language, as well as gradual skill development in English through English as a Second Language Methodology.
In bilingual programs, the function of the native language is to provide access to the curriculum while the student is acquiring English; instruction in the native language assures that students attain grade-level cognitive skills without lagging behind.Gifted & Talented ProgramThe Georgetown Independent School District is committed to providing an appropriate education for all children. It is commitment to this belief that shapes the components of the Services for Gifted and Talented Students and guides the district in identifying and serving gifted and talented students. The following are the program descriptions, rules, and regulations for the services provided for gifted and talented students.
MISSION: Georgetown Independent School District is committed to providing appropriate educational and support services that maximize learning potential for all students.
PROGRAM GOAL: Provide educational experiences that will enable each gifted and talented student to demonstrate advanced skills in self-directed learning, higher level thinking, problem solving, research and communication through innovative products and performances that show depth and complexity.
NurseGISD Nursing Services focuses on the health of the entire school population. All campuses (with the exception of the Georgetown Alternative Program) are served by a full-time registered nurse on campus.School nurses emphasize prevention and health promotion services, as well as early detection and intervention, in order to decrease the incidence and impact of physical or emotional illness. School nurses provide such services as appraisal of vision and hearing, screening for scoliosis, monitoring immunizations, and provide medication distribution, catheterization, shunt support, and many other health care procedures. In addition, school nurses can administer first aid and emergency care while assessing the need for an EMS phone call.School nurses take an active role in the educational decision-making processes at the campus level for all students who have medical or physical needs. Working with other school personnel, families, and the community, GISD school nurses assist students in achieving their highest health and educational potential.Speech
Our Speech and Language Pathologist works with children who have articulation, language, fluency and voice impairments.*The Speech and Language Pathologists provide the following services:
*Assess speech-language disorders
*Evaluate, habilitate, and rehabilitate speech, language, and hearing disorders as well as assistive technology
*Plan and provide direct therapy to students with speech, voice, or language disorders.
*Assess students with speech and/or language disorders and determine eligibility for services
*Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students
*Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of therapy services
*Counsel and involve parents in the remedial process
*Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom-based activities to improve oral and written language skills of students
*Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with communication deficitsDyslexiaThe student who struggles with reading, writing, and/or spelling often puzzles teachers and parents. The student displays adequate intelligence and receives the same classroom instruction that benefits most children. Still the student struggles with some or all of the many facets of reading, writing and/or spelling. This student may be identified as a student with dyslexia. As defined in TEC 38.003:
"Dyslexia" means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. "Related disorders" includes disorders similar to or related to dyslexia such as developmental auditory imperceptions, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability.