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AVID: advancement via individual determination implementation in RPS

AVID is not just another program… at its heart, AVID is a philosophy Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories. View our AVID Snapshot.

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council


Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Concept Phase

Project Type

  Programming; No  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Children & Youth, Education

Level 2: Education, Education, C2C: 8th Grade Math, C2C: Post-Secondary, Children & Youth

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) ; RPS Student and Family Engagement (SAFE) Program ; Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan ; Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools

 

 

Detailed Description

 

PB Reporting 

Written By: Taylor Nachtigal,  

Rochester administrators are hoping a new program holds the key to pulling more average students into top-level honors and AP classes, with the ultimate goal of preparing them for college.

The program, called AVID, which stands for "advancement via individual determination," won't target those students struggling the most, rather it will set its sights on the middle-of-the-road students to hone the skills they'll need after high school.

Those are the students that make their way through schools without academic recognition — positive or negative, according to the program's website.

The extra help will be offered as a class, to teach students practical skills, such as accountability, time management, proper note-taking, organization, planning — essentially, the skills required to "be an independent learner," said Assistant Superintendent Brenda Lewis.

The course's teacher will check in regularly not only with students, but the students' teachers for other classes to make sure they're on track.

 

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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by allnode on 2017/01/27

 

 

 

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