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posted May 10, 2017, 10:05 AM by Kristin Hernandez   [ updated May 10, 2017, 10:06 AM ]
Students, families, teachers, and administration listen to a presentation at the AVID certification.

Administrators, AVID coordinators, students, and families prepare to hear from opening speaker Sharon Pollack, an AVID coordinator at AVHS. 

Apple Valley Unified School District held it’s annual AVID District Certification Presentation on Tuesday, at which site team members and administrators from six schools gathered together to share the strengths and successes of their AVID programs, as well as plans for improvement. The presentation also included several student speakers who each explained how participation in AVID had positively impacted their lives. 

The AVID Secondary program is currently offered at Apple Valley High School, Granite Hills High School, Mariana Academy, Phoenix Academy, Sandia Academy and Sitting Bull Academy. High school AVID students completed their A-G requirements at a rate of just under 100%, while many eighth grade students completed the PSAT 8/9 and prepared a four-year plan of study for high school. Students in both groups also toured a variety of college campuses and heard from college representatives throughout the year.

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.