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AVID (otherwise known as “Advancement via Individual Determination”)
AVID History • Started in 1980 by Catherine Swanson, English Department Head at Clairemont High School in San Diego, CA. • Created to help underserved students in a newly desegregated school system. • Now serves over 122,000 students in 2,300 schools in 36 states and 15 countries. • More than 40,000 students have graduated from AVID program and have matriculated to college at a rate of 95%.
The Mission of AVID AVID’s mission is to ensure that all students, particularly the least served students in the middle who are capable of completing a college path, will: * succeed in rigorous curriculum * enter mainstream activities of the school * increase their enrollment in 4-year colleges * become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society
AVID Student Profile Students with Academic Potential * Average to High Test Scores (CRCT) * 2.0 – 3.5 GPA * College Potential with Support * Desire and Determination Meets One or More of the Following Criteria * First to Attend College * Historically Underserved in 4-year Colleges * Low Income
Site Team • County Director – Mary Childress • BHS Coordinator – Kim Hawthorne • Administrators – Michelle Drew & Sam Wilson • Counselor – Dewayne Grant • English – • Social Studies – Leslie Hicks • Science – Christy Carone (to be trained) • Math – David Akin