LEF and AT&T Aspire recently joined forces to offer five scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, to LISD seniors in the 2016 AVID graduating class.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a sixth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. The core component is the AVID elective, which supports students as they tackle the most rigorous classes. AVID’s teaching strategies, curriculum, and trainings are used not only in the AVID elective class, but also by subject-area teachers schoolwide.
AT&T Aspire is focused on ensuring students graduate prepared for the future challenges of continuing education and the workforce.
Historically LEF has worked with Lewisville High School, as well as LHS Harmon and LHS Killough, to offer scholarships to AVID students. “As the AVID program spreads to more schools in LISD, it’s an honor to be able to offer scholarships to more students,” LEF Executive Director Connie Pelphrey said.
At this time, AVID programs are present at these schools:
- Lewisville High School (as well as Harmon and Killough): 9-12
- The Colony High School: 9-12
- Marcus High School (and M9): 9-10 Durham Middle School
- DeLay Middle School
- Griffin Middle School
- Hedrick Middle School
- Huffines Middle School
- Killian Middle School
- Lamar Middle School
- Lakeview Middle School
- Central Elementary
- Creek Valley Middle School (coming, fall 2016)
- Hebron High School/HHS9 (coming 2017-2018)
LEF appreciates the generosity of AT&T Aspire as they partner with us in our work CHANGING CHILDREN’S LIVES.