Travis World Language Academy
About Our School
Pre-K – 8 | Choice
Your student will enjoy discovering languages, world cultures, and STEAM at Travis World Language Academy. Language instruction includes: face-to-face Vietnamese, Spanish, and Chinese instruction; computer-based language learning; dual language classrooms; and bilingual education in a safe, welcoming, and high achieving environment.
How to know Travis World Language Academy is right for your child:
- Your child has an interest in learning about different cultures and acquiring a new language.
- Your child enjoys being involved in community and global projects.
- Your child is interested in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:
- Unique partnerships with sister schools around the world
- One-to-one technology from kindergarten to 8th grade
- Dual-language Spanish and English program in our elementary and middle school classes
- Vietnamese for Pre-K through 5th grade
- Spanish and Chinese language options for middle school students
- STEM courses and competitions for your aspiring engineer
- Bilingual / Dual Language
- Gifted and Talented
- Kickstart Kids (Karate)
- Special Education
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Children with Autism and Related Exceptionalities (CARE) Classes
- Daily Living Skills
Kickstart Kids partnered with Grand Prairie Independent School District beginning in the 2019-2020 school year at Travis World Language Academy. GPISD's vision statement, "We are a learning community vigorously pursuing student success" aligns well with Kickstart Kids' mission of teaching character through karate. Our campus deliberately layers the unique Kickstart Kids Values Curriculum within the physical martial arts training to equip students to make positive choices under pressure so that they can be successful in all aspects of life.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms across entire grade levels to maintain schoolwide structures.
AVID Elementary's implementation resources, professional development, and philosophy are all grounded in the idea that the growth mindset can be taught to students, and it is through the growth mindset that AVID students succeed in following their dreams and fulfilling their aspirations.
Components of AVID Elementary
During each stage of learning, AVID Elementary incorporates:
- Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, and study skills.
- Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students are given organizational tools, as well as time management, goal-setting, and note-taking strategies.
- WICOR Lessons and L-WICOR Lessons – emphasize instruction on writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to learn in all content areas.
- Partnerships – among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, feeder patterns, families and communities.
AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with high academic potential for success in college.
An AVID Student...
- Has desire and determination
- Wants to be challenged in school with support
- Might be the first person in their family to go to college one day
- Might be learning English as a second language
- May desire an “AVID Family” support system
- Could benefit from guidance at school to become college-ready
What are AVID student expectations?
AVID students are expected to enroll in rigorous college preparatory classes, maintain an absolute minimum of a “C” average, and be leaders on their campus.
What happens in the AVID Elective class?
- AVID students are supported in high-level academic skills in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading and academic behaviors.
- Students are equipped with skills such as note taking, studying, test-taking, and goal setting.
- Students receive academic support from college-age tutors through collaborative groups and are motivated to pursue academic excellence through cultural and college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building.
- Spanish Genre
- Teen Leadership
- Kindness Crew
- Garden Club
- Yearbook club
- Art club
- Green and Clean Club
- Student Council
- National Jr. Honor Society
- Kickstart Karate
- Destination Imagination Team
- Multicultural Club
- Lego League
Frequently Asked Questions
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In what courses can students receive High School Credit at Travis?
Why should my child attend a campus which provides dual language instruction?