AVID Excel: A Focus on Long-ter m ELLs. Steve Elia Program Manager: English Learners & Student Outreach. Context for AVID Excel. AVID has been a college-readiness presence in secondary schools since 1980 Nationally: AVID in 4,700 schools in 900+ districts
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English Learners & Student Outreach
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
To ensure that English learner students have full access to AVID and college-preparatory coursework.
Explore how heritage language courses can be available to students as pathway to biliteracy & AP language in high school; pursueSeal of Biliteracy
Workshops for families tobuild academic language togetherand support college readiness.
AVID Excel is part of AVID “family”—collaboration is encouraged.
Middle school “pre-AVID” English language development program for long-term ELLs to accelerate academic language acquisition and entrance to AVID and college preparatory course work
7th & 8th grade summers include community-based experiences
What It Is:
What It’s NOT:
Pre-AVID for ELLs
…longitudinal data will give us ELL redesignation rate; HS graduation rate; college preparatory course completion; college application and acceptance rate