Gainesville International School is an English-speaking school using a modified yet, specifically, American curriculum based on that developed and actualized by Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, Georgia. GIS’s mission dedicates to developing young people into the leaders of tomorrow. Our rigorous, relevant academic content and standards, underpinned by personal and collective responsibility and accountability are relevant in both military and civilian life. We strive to facilitate access to the skills that create proactive and dynamic leaders, grounded in self-discipline and nurtured through and emboldened by valuesbased, ethical, and moral foundational standards. The ability to communicate and impart those attributes is an elemental quality of a true leader. We recognize our exclusive responsibility to our young people is not to teach mere communicative competency. We strive for global communicative excellence, academically, and interpersonally.
Frequently, overlooked as processes, reading, and listening are no less dynamic than speaking or writing. With our studies skills programs, we instruct and develop
strategies for purposeful academic and personal reading and listening. Often underemphasized, listening with a purpose is an attribute constituent to effective, productive communication and to sound leadership.
Communicative excellence comes from communicative experience, and communicative experience is born of error. Encouraging our students to challenge their comfort zones means encouraging a willingness to err, and teaching our students that mistakes which are the result of solid effort are not only acceptable, they are invaluable learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.