AVID College Readiness System comes to Kraxberger
Thanks to a generous grant from the Miller Family Foundation, Kraxberger Middle School is one of 30 Oregon middle schools who now provides students with AVID, a support system designed to prepare students for high school and college learning.
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It has school-wide components that benefit every student, but also targets a particular group of students who face barriers to college, and provides them with added supports.
Here is a video about the program: http://bcove.me/585oiwmw
This research-based, national program is built on a foundation called WICOR that can be sued school-wide:
The AVID Elective
The AVID Elective is the core of the program. It targets students in the academic middle –B, C, and even D students – with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.
AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement®. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.