Oklahoma districts receive grants for college readiness program

Ten Oklahoma schools will each receive $60,000 for a program called Advancement Via Individual Determination, state officials said. The college-readiness program encourages students to pursue advanced coursework.
Modified: February 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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At a glance

Districts receive grant funds

The state Board of Education awarded $600,000 in grants to schools across the state for a program called Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID. The college-readiness program encourages students to pursue advanced coursework. Ten Oklahoma schools will each receive $60,000, and most of it will be used for professional development, state officials said. Oklahoma now has 14 school districts participating in the AVID program.

Winners

• Ada High School in Pontotoc County.

• Choctaw High School in Oklahoma County.

• Dove Science Academy in Tulsa County.

• Mayfield Middle School, Putnam City Schools, in Oklahoma County.

• Millwood High School in Oklahoma County.

• Norman High School in Cleveland County.

• Norman North High School in Cleveland County.

• Stidham Elementary School in McIntosh County.

• Thackerville High School in Love County.

• Wilson High School in Carter County.

CARRIE COPPERNOLL, STAFF WRITER