Learning doesn't have to stop with the school day. Various studies show that learning outside of the classroom supports healthy development and benefits academic skills. We've gathered resources to help students continue their educational exploration.

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    Over the summer break

    According to the American Education Research Journal, students that don't practice over the summer can lose anywhere between 17-34% of their learning from the school year.

    Help avoid the summer slide by engaging in activities to help your student keep learning. #TogetherWeGISD #GISDsummerlearning #GISDreads

    Family Engagement Conference on July 28

    Parents, you're invited to join us at our 2nd Annual Family Engagement conference, where we'll hold parent workshops, share tools for preparing for back to school, and more.

    Learn about the Family Engagement Conference.

    On the web

    The internet provides many applications and tools for engaging in learning outside of school. We've curated several applications on our online instructional resources page as well as applications students use throughout the year in Ready Hub.

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy offers online instruction, practice material, and test prep on a variety of topics.

    Discovery Education

    Discovery Education offers learning activities for grades K-5. Simply log in to Ready Hub, select Discovery Education, and search "summer learning".


    Find thousands of books at all reading levels that can be read online for free.

    Learning Heroes

    Learning Heroes helps parents support learning at home with videos, resources and more.

    In our community

    Many places in our community offer materials for learning outside of school. Find upcoming events, summer reading initiatives, and more:

    Families can also find various community events on the Community Bulletin Board.

    Contact us

    For more information, contact: