Student Achievement Report Recap

GUHSD Governing Board, Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Community Members Tune In for Virtual Student Achievement Report
Posted on 10/09/2020
Student Achievement ReportOctober 2020 – The annual GUHSD Student Achievement Report took place virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 7 via WebEx. During the virtual meeting, the GUHSD Governing Board, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and community members participated to review the results from this year's report. The GUHSD Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department had the honor of presenting the report to participants. 

C&I Team 1 C&I Team 2

The meeting initiated with a few virtual performances from students across the district. The Glendale High School Choir, under the direction of Glendale Choir Teacher Amanda Mitchell, sung their rendition of the National Anthem, and the Thunderbird Jazz Band, led by Thunderbird Band Teacher Gordon Williford, played a jazz tune called 'Chasin' the Blues Away'.

Glendale Choir Thunderbird Jazz Band

Participants also enjoyed a virtual performance by Cortez High School Dancers, under the direction of Cortez High School Dance Teacher Jaylene Verhaagen. The featured performances served as examples of the creativity, perseverance, and teamwork that GUHSD teachers and students are capable of while distance learning.

Cortez Dancers Effective Teaching

The presentation continued with a focus on the district's impressive Shift to Remote Learning, and how teachers were able to remain effective and provide the best learning experience to students despite the challenges they faced by the pandemic. Whether it was the process of creating and providing valuable resources to students and families, or teachers attending virtual professional development workshops over summer, GUHSD ensured students were well-equipped for success no matter the learning environment. Participants were also able to hear testimonials from students and teachers from across the district, and how they have successfully transitioned to remote learning because of the district's support.  

Student Testimonial Teacher Testimonial

The meeting concluded with a report of inspiring statistics from the 2019-2020 school year. In detail, the report highlighted several academic areas including student AP involvement and success, student graduation rates, and student postsecondary enrollment. Additional student achievements included the most recent graduating class earning more than $83.6 million in scholarships and students accumulating over 66,000 community services hours. 

Scholarships Community Service

The comprehensive annual student achievement report is an important source to continue to identify and recognize accomplishments within the district.

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