• Freshman Year Success Guide THRIVE Gilbert Public Schools

First Quarter

Access to Your Student Accounts

  • Here are some helpful links and information about the accounts that you will be expected to know and use regularly as a student:  

    1. Student Google Account (via Rapid Identity Login) - You will use a Google/Rapid Identity account to login to any computer you use in high school. 
    2. Infinite Campus - Infinite Campus is where you can check your grades, see assignment calendars and check your credit progress. 
    3. Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom is the online tool used by Gilbert Public Schools to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place. Most of your classes will have a Google Classroom for assignments and activities. Teachers will provide you with a code to sign up for their class at the beginning of the year. Tip: Find all your Google Classrooms at https://www.classroom.google.com.


Organization & Academic Resources

  • Create a planner or calendar to keep track of your assignments and important dates. Find a system that works for you.

     If you are inseparable with your phone, check out MyHomework - a student planner app that works with all platforms. 

    Khan Academy – Videos and practice activities from top educators covering almost every core subject step-by-step including AP courses and SAT test prep. 

    Quizlet – Digital note cards and games created by students and teachers from around the world. Quiz yourself at any time on your phone with the app. Studying is now easier than ever before. Try looking for note cards by vocabulary terms, subject, or even a specific textbook and chapter!

Register, Prepare & Take the PSAT/NMSQT® Test

Free/Reduced Lunch Application – for More than Just School Lunches!

  • Did you know that if you qualify for assistance through the National School Lunch Program (NLSP), you may be eligible to receive fee waivers for the SAT/ACT exams, some College Applications and fee reductions for AP Exams?

    Free and reduced-price meals are available to families who qualify. If your family chooses to apply, please fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application.  

    From the College Board:

    "The College Board fee-waiver service assists qualified, economically disadvantaged students who plan to take the SAT/SAT Subject Tests/PSAT/NMSQT/AP Exams. A student must be either enrolled in, or eligible to participate in, the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) in order to receive a fee waiver. Schools participating in new federal programs such as Community Eligibility may not be able to use the NLSP criterion to identify and verify individual student fee-waiver eligibility. However, several other criteria or indicators can still be used to confirm eligibility for fee-waiver benefits." 

    For more information, please speak with your counselor. 

    Accepting Your Fee Waiver Benefits

SMART Goals Worksheet & Information

  • SMART Goal Worksheet (doc)

    A Brief Guide to SMART Goal Setting!

    A SMART goal is a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based. In other words, a goal that is very clear and easily understood.

    The goal must clearly state what is to be achieved, by whom, where and when it is to be achieved. Sometimes it may even state why that goal is important.

    Measurability applies to both the end result and the milestones along the way to attaining a goal. It answers the question of quantity – how much, how often, how many? The milestones are signs along the way that will tell you that you are on the right track to achieving your goal.

    You should ensure that the goals you set are achievable. You must believe that you can manage to do what you are setting out to do. If you set goals that are unbelievable even to yourself it is very unlikely you will achieve them.

    Your goals must be relevant to what you want to achieve in the short term and the long term.

    This sometimes overlaps with the goal being Specific, but it aims to ensure that you put a time-frame to your goals.

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Last Modified on April 9, 2024