Unlocking the Genius

This year we have restructured the Unlocking the Genius experience to allow for all students in grades 6-12 to engage in a series of site-based lessons through the www.thrively.com platform which will also serve as a digital portfolio archiving student strengths, experiences, and connecting students to local opportunities to develop their interests. Parents can sign-up, connect to their student's account, and have access to their student's work and see students earning digital badges aligned with their development within the academic, career, and life readiness realms. The UTG lessons were structured to develop student competencies, and they encourage counselors and teachers to work together in the delivery. To increase site autonomy, counselors will have the remainder of the year to coordinate with the site administration/ teachers regarding the implementation of these lessons. Data trends in student engagement will be captured and reported to executive cabinet on a monthly basis.

Get started in unlocking your students’ genius!

To get started, you will need:

  • Tablet or computer, internet ready

  • Headphones

  • Your student ID number and district password.

1. Watch the introductory video by Superintendent Cindy Marten.
Middle School

Grades 6-8

High School

Grades 9-12

2.  Student sign-in instructions: Click on the link to watch video instructions. https://vimeo.com/230716881.

3.  Students go to the Thrively webpage (www.thrively.com/login)


To log in: click on the Google Log-in Button (see image below)


For example:

Student Liz Mariposa has a student ID of: 444335.

Her active directory password is: Fun#School17

Her email/username for Google is: 444335@stu.sandi.net

Her password is:  Fun#School17

(If students are having difficulty logging in to Thrively, please contact your school site’s IT representative.)

4. Select the course for your grade level and start with XP1.


  • Students in grade 6 will click on the “Unlocking The Genius: 6th Grade Edition” course.

  • Complete “XP1: Who Am I? (Expose)” lesson


UTG Parent Resources
UTG Staff Resources (Must Have SDUSD Staff Google Account To Access)
Please click on the links below to view the resources.

Middle School High School
Staff Log in Instructions
Guided Tour (video) Guided Tour (video)
Facilitator Guide (pdf) Facilitator Guide (pdf)
Flowchart of Steps to Complete UTG Flowchart of Steps to Complete UTG
How to determine if a student completed the assessment
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