Point Isabel ISD Examination for Acceleration
Registration for Exam for Acceleration without prior instruction is being held at all campuses for grades Kindergarten - 12. The students in grades K-5 will need to score 80 percent or above on a criterion-referenced test for the grade level to be skipped in each of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 6-12 can receive credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores 80 percent or above on a criterion-referenced examination for acceleration for the applicable course.
Parents are required to submit a letter of intent to the Campus Principal along with a $25.00 refundable deposit for each examination requested. The deadline to submit the letter and deposit is Friday, August 31, 2018. The deposit will be returned once the student completes the exams. The examination dates are September 24-27, 2018.
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Raising Blended Learners Video and Evaluation Report
Point Isabel is one of five demonstration sites selected by Raise Your Hand Texas for the Raising Blended Learners initiative, showcasing strategies for using blended learning to improve student achievement across the state.
A short video summarizes the highlights and evolution of our blended learning pilot and how this has positively affected student engagement, motivation and learning. To watch the video click on the link below:
Point Isabel ISD: Year 1 Raising Blended Learners Highlights
Raise Your Hand Texas also recently released the Year 1 Implemention Report. To view the report click on the link below and click to the Point Isabel section to see how blended learning work has evolved over the past year and is growing this year.
Raising Blended Learners Year 1 Evaluation Report
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Point Isabel I.S.D. Moves to Enhanced Photo ID Security System in Schools
All visitors to Point Isabel I.S.D. campuses will need a form of photo identification to get into the school buildings during instructional hours. Campuses have Raptor vSoft Visitor Management Software installed at the main entrance of all four schools. This software will help track visitors, contractors, and volunteers at the school, by providing a safer environment for all.
The system works by scanning a government-issued identification such as a driver’s license into the computer. Connected to the Internet, the office personnel can then determine whether the visitor is listed on a sex offender registry.
That information then will allow the front office to follow district procedures and determine whether or not the visitor should be allowed into the school. A sticker bearing the visitor’s name and photo then is printed and must be worn during the campus visit. The new security check will be fully required by the first day of school.