AVID

  • AVID logo Program Overview

    In Grand Prairie ISD AVID is the college readiness 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 needed to make a successful transition to college. Our AVID system is comprised of

    AVID coordinators and AVID elective teachers, 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 Readiness Systems motivates students and provides the optimal foundation for future success for all students, from elementary through higher education.

    Cornelia McCowan, M.Ed.
    AVID District Coordinator
    Cornelia.mccowan@gpisd.org 

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  • 2020-2021 AVID Schools

    Travis World Language Academy

    Antonio Cardenas, Jr – Coordinator

    Adams Middle School

    Ebony Jones, Coordinator

    Fannin Middle School

    Robert Ponce , Coordinator

    Sallye Moore College and Career Preparatory

    Felicia F. Horne, Coordinator

    Young Men's Leadership Academy 

    Melynn Bowen, Coordinator

    Jackson Middle School

    Natalie Brochers, Coordinator

    Truman Middle School

    David McCraw, Coordinator

    Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute

    Dr. Ashley Green, Coordinator

    Young Women’s Leadership Academy

    Dr. Brenda Jacks, STEM Teacher

    Austin Environmental Science Academy

    Letola Miller & Lizet Gonzalez, Coordinators

    Grand Prairie High School

    Natalie Boydston, 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
    AVID Open Access
    AVID Blog

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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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