Welcome to the Cedar Hill ISD Advanced Academics webpage! Advanced academics are educational programs designed to support students toward high achievement in accelerated learning environments. Advanced courses, offered from 2nd to 12th grade, provide gifted and high achieving students with authentic experiences and instruction that adds depth to content mastery while allowing students to creatively explore their passions.
Advanced Academics Department Mission
The mission of the Cedar Hill ISD Advanced Academics department is to create and support a cognitively challenging district-wide program that engenders student innovation and academic independence. Through passion and commitment to all students, the Advanced Academics Department serves to eliminate barriers, provide equitable access, and ensure that the program reflects the diversity of the student population.
National Honor Society
Scholars in Cedar Hill ISD who excel academically and model exceptional responsibility can become members through our local chapters of the National Elementary Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Honor Societies. Membership provides an outstanding means to prepare and shape students for scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.
AVID Secondary equips students to succeed on a path to college and career success. To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Cedar Hill ISD expands the AVID program throughout the campus by incorporating AVID strategies to improve engagement and success for all students.