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FHS team attends AVID Summer Institute


FHS team attends AVID Summer Institute
Floresville High School administrators and staff attending the AVID Summer Institute are (l-r) Joe Ximenez, assistant principal; John Haley, electives; Sandra Galinzoga, principal; Marti Blose, science; Leann Drozd, counselor; Amanda Herrera, science; Anthony Warzecha, social studies; and Coy Tackitt, social studies.


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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is helping to meet the challenge for education to close the achievement gap and prepare students for success in a global society.

Improving students’ critical thinking and reading and writing abilities allows the students to participate and succeed in courses of high rigor and better prepares them for postsecondary access and success.

What is AVID Secondary?

At the secondary grade levels (grades six through 12), AVID is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. For one class period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve and they become academically successful students, leaders, and role models for other students.

The AVID Site Team

An interdisciplinary site team helps support the implementation of AVID school-wide on the campus. The site team members are made up of an elective teacher, district director, principal, vice principal, counselor, coordinator, site team content teachers, college tutors, students, parents, colleges, universities, and the community. The site team develops and implements a site plan, documents evidence to illustrate support for students’ success, meets regularly to assess AVID students’ needs, and creates a culture that nurtures and supports the program’s mission.

AVID is not just another program; at its heart, it’s a philosophy: Hold students accountable to the highest standards; provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 31, 2014 11:07am
 
Great observations by all. When will you guys stop telling it like it is ???? :-)

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
August 31, 2014 10:48am
 
"AVID is not just another program; at its heart, it's a philosophy: Hold students accountable to the highest standards; provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge." First off, the 'contributor', ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
August 29, 2014 11:23am
 
so we cheery pick the kids we want to be excellent. because you have to be approved to get into this program. the rest let them figure it out. more overhead, more labor expense.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 29, 2014 10:50am
 
Oh, I thought the goals outlined in the last paragraph were the goals the school set for all it's students. How stupid of me. Congratulations on the article. It is a shining example of bureaucratic nonsense to justify adding ... More ›

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