• AVID logo In Grand Prairie ISD AVID is the college readiness operating system utilized to optimize student’s success in the classroom and in the community.  AVID prepares students for success in challenging Pre-AP, AP and dual credit classes. In AVID, students are given the support and instructions they need to make a successful transition to college.

    AVID coordinators and AVID elective teachers, along with college tutors provide an integral support system for students who aspire to go to college. By being enrolled in rigorous classes with tutorial support, AVID students excel in academics and leadership. The AVID College Ready Systems motivates students and provides the optimal foundation for future success. 

    Cornelia McCowan, M.Ed., AVID District Coordinator

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  • AVID Tutor for Middle and High School Campuses

    Job Description


    1. The AVID District Director will initially review the Application and will conduct a pre-screening interview.
    2. At the interview, information on the specific campus assignment and responsibilities will be provided and explained to you.
    3. If you are recommended for the position, AVID will send a Recommendation for Employment form with the START date to Human Resources.
    4. Additional hiring procedures and processes will then be provided and explained to you.
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  • 2018-2019 AVID Schools

    Travis World Language Academy

    Elisa Alvarez, Vice Principal

    Adams Middle School

    Ebony Jones, Coordinator

    Fannin Middle School

    Junell Pirtle, Coordinator


    Sallye Moore College and Career Preparatory

    Felicia F. Horne, Coordinator

    Young Men's Leadership Academy 

    Melynn Bowen, Coordinator

    Jackson Middle School

    Pilar Lucero, Coordinator

    Truman Middle School

    Dennis Thomas, Coordinator

    Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute

    Chelsie Lebouef, Coordinator

    Young Women’s Leadership Academy

    Karin Stateler, STEM Teacher

    Austin Environmental Science Academy

    Krystal D. Jones, Administrative Intern

    Grand Prairie High School

    Melanie Hall, Coordinator

    South Grand Prairie High School

    Kia Pearl, Coordinator


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  • Quick Links

    AVID Website

    College Ready Resources

    The "I" of it All - Videos/Photos

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  • Taylor Woods, GPHS, speaks at the AVID Dallas Summer Institute

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  • AVID Photos

    GPHS AVID - Negative Cardboard post   GPHS AVID - Positive Cardboard Posting

    GPHS AVID Seniors shared their Cardboard Confessionals recently during a staff meeting. One side depicted how they felt about their future before AVID, and the other side depicted how they feel now.

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  • The Grand Prairie Independent School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment matters, in its admissions policies, or by excluding from participation in, denying access to, or denying the benefits of district services, academic and/or vocational and technology programs, or activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For information about Title IX rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Karry Chapman, Chief of Human Capital, Grand Prairie ISD, 2602 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-264-6141. For information about Section 504/ADA rights, contact Dr. Loraine Morazzano, Assistant Superintendant of Human Capital, 2602 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-237-5534.

    El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Grand Prairie es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidad, y no discrimina en asuntos de empleo por razón de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, religión, edad o discapacidad ni en sus políticas de admisión, ni con impedir la participación en, negar acceso a, o denegación de beneficios bajo servicios del distrito, programas académicos y/o vocacionales y tecnológicos, o actividades según lo requerido por el Título VI y el Título VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, enmendada, el Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972, la Primera Enmienda a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos, la Ley Contra la Discriminación en el Empleo por Razón de Edad, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, enmendada, y el Título II de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades. Para información sobre los derechos bajo el Título IX,contáctese con la Coordinadora de Título IX, Karry Chapman, Chief of Human Capital, Grand Prairie ISD, 2602 S. Beltline Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-237-6141. Para información sobre los derechos bajo la Sección 504/ADA, contáctese Dr. Loraine Morazzano, Assistant Superintendant of Human Capital, 2602 S. Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, 972-237-5534.