As a result of many student success stories, our staff spent part of their summers preparing for the 5th year of using AVID in our Area Learning Center Programs.
According to Lea Dahl, Academic Operations Principal, this AVID work included attending a national training session (see photo of SECA team) that featured workshops, team building and brainstorming for more than 4,000 educators. It also was intense for individuals. (read more)
“Each attendee went to a specific training strand for three days of professional development,” Lea said. “We also spent time in sessions preparing site-specific 2014-2015 programs.”
In case you are not aware of AVID, it is “Advancement Via Individual Determination.” AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Lea adds to those goals by how AVID works for our students.
“It helps underrepresented populations learn how to apply and go to college, and plan for their futures, Lea told a group of teachers. “In some cases, students are generally first generation high school grads often from diverse populations.”
Recently we have featured students who were attending college fairs, preparing for entrance exams and developing financial aid plans.
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