AVID stands for Advancement VIA Individual Determination. Students who join the AVID program graduate and attend college at a higher rate but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer the challenges that await them. AVID statistics consist of 93% complete a four year college entrance requirements, 90% who apply are accepted into four year colleges and 85% persist into the second year of college.
With statistics like these, why isn’t AVID mandatory for all students?
Why aren’t the parents enrolling their children into this program? The answer is, some of the parents don’t even know the benefits of the AVID program so how can they talk their child to participate?
Every year the school sends out information regarding this program and allowing the child and parent have the options to participate, yet they still don’t. Who’s fault is it, the parent or the child?
Nearly 60 percent of first-year college students discover that despite being accepted into college, they must take remedial classes in order to catch up, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Not only have they tested in remedial classes, a lot of them are not prepared for the change of pace. It’s different to finish a class within a couple of month’s verses the whole school year. By the time a child decides to stop slacking the semester is almost already over. In other circumstances, some are not prepared for the in depth of the material they are studying. The AVID program helps students take notes, study and organize their assignments to help them master content rather than just repeating and memorizing. This style of learning is crucial when applying it to the fast pace college courses.
Does your child have the AVID program available to them?
If so, have you enrolled your child into the program? Why or why not?
Were you even aware of this program? If not, will you look into enrolling your child into this program?
What other programs are available to give your child a competitive advantage in their future?
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