Education

Queen Creek students are avid for AVID

Program gets kids ready for college or work

Posted 10/5/21

Parents recently had the opportunity to learn more about the Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID program, during a special presentation at Eastmark High School.

According to the …

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Education

Queen Creek students are avid for AVID

Program gets kids ready for college or work

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Parents recently had the opportunity to learn more about the Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID program, during a special presentation at Eastmark High School.

According to the Queen Creek Unified School District website, AVID is a college- and career-readiness system aimed at preparing all students for life after graduation.

“AVID encompasses instructional best practices that are embedded into daily lesson plans that facilitate rigorous and engaging learning opportunities to build skills, habits and behaviors in a safe, college and career-going atmosphere.”

All eight QCUSD elementary schools have implemented AVID in a school-wide approach. Teachers use AVID instructional practices to deliver curriculum to all students.

At the junior high and high school levels, AVID instructional practices are offered both school-wide and as a voluntary AVID class.

“Instructors gear the AVID elective class toward teaching a curriculum to support core content classes while also instilling transferable skills that students can use in all facets of their lives.,” the website states.

Additionally, the class provides tutoring sessions.

At the AVID Parent Night at Eastmark, mother Crystal Castaneda said she knew AVID was her daughter's favorite class, but was amazed at how the program has helped her daughter academically.

"Her organization and curriculum have always been on track," Castaneda stated in a press release.

Since the opening of Eastmark High School, the AVID program continues to grow. In the 2019-2020 school year, 76 students took AVID classes. In this current school year, 180 students are taking AVID courses.

At the presentation, AVID teachers and coordinators told parents how AVID has impacted student learning, special programs and field trip opportunities. Parents also heard testimonials from AVID students.

Eastmark High School plans to hold another AVID Parent Night next semester.

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