Deidra Keener (AVID Teacher)
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
AVID is a course that targets beliefs and skills needed for student success in rigorous, college preparatory curriculum. The course is specifically for students who might not be thinking about college and through AVID we hope to see students set their sights on college and do what it takes to get there.
In the AVID classroom, some of the skills students learn are to use study strategies, work in collaborative groups, and write as part of the learning process. Students also increase their awareness of what it means to be college ready. AVID is available to seventh and eighth-grade students. There is an application and selection process in the spring.
Maggie Phillips (Professional Communications Teacher)
Professional Communications is a one-semester course available to eighth grade students. The course focus is to encourage our students and equip them with the skills necessary for a successful future. Our goal is to produce quality leaders with a strong sense of who they are and where they are going. We believe that our students have what it takes to be highly successful professionally, socially, and personally.
Joyce Ekworomadu (Teen Leadership Teacher)
This course, offered to sixth and seventh-grade students, develops skills in the following areas:
- Professional and business skills
- Healthy relationships
- Personal responsibility
- Emotional intelligence
- Public speaking and communication
Teen Leadership and AVID students volunteer at the Bonham Early Education Center