Nationally Recognized AVID Program Comes to Salk Middle School
The AVID program was launched across the district in the fall of 2013 for 8th grade students. It is nationally recognized for its research-based strategies. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is also a college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.
The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
The AVID program is already implemented in all grades at the Elk River High School, and our current eighth graders have been introduced to the program from visiting teachers, counselors, and students.
Starting in March, current seventh graders will be presented with information regarding the AVID program for next year at Salk Middle School. Additionally, teachers will be asked to suggest students who may be a good candidate for the program. Students will need to fill out an application and interview to enroll in this class. Based on this process, students will be notified if AVID is the best placement for them.
For more information about AVID, feel free to visit www.avid.org