ISD 728 AVID Program Recognized for Student Success
ISD 728 has released its latest data for the Class of 2019 and seniors enrolled in the district’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, and the results are overwhelmingly positive.
In 2018-2019, 65 percent of AVID students in ISD 728 took at least one AP (Advanced Placement) Exam, almost double the national rate of 29 percent.
Studies have shown that participation in AP coursework and exams have an overwhelmingly positive impact on a student’s GPA (grade point average), college acceptance and retention, and eligibility to receive scholarships.
“We congratulate ISD 728 and their AVID students for their outstanding achievement. ISD 728 shares our deep commitment to preparing students for a successful future by building high expectations among teachers and students and fostering the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education,” said Dr. Sandy Husk, CEO of AVID and a former school superintendent. “We are proud to watch ISD 728’s students achieve their college and career goals.”
More than 7,000 K-12 schools and districts across 47 states participate in AVID, reaching more than 2 million students each school year. AVID data shows 66 percent of those students are low-income or first-generation college students.
“We believe in our AVID teachers and students, and we appreciate the support an individual learning program like AVID can give them on their journey,” said Dr. Daniel Bittman, Superintendent of ISD 728. “Nobody’s path to graduation, career, or college is going to be the same. Our job is to remove obstacles and successfully prepare every learner for life after his/her time with us. Our partnership with AVID is one of the ways we deliver on our core values that everyone can learn, and that people thrive when they feel connected and supported.”
For more information on the program, visit www.AVID.org.