High and middle schools from Lake County Schools are beginning recruitment for next year’s participants in the Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
AVID is a college readiness system offered in Lake County’s middle and high schools. The students accepted into the program are placed into the AVID elective class during the school year to strengthen their skills as readers and writers, critical thinkers, and college prepared graduates. The program provides support, so students can meet high expectations. The key to the program is the “individual commitment” from the students, parents and instructional staff.
An AVID student is in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, including: state test scores, grades, citizenship, attendance, desire and determination, first in family to attend college, historically underrepresented in four-year colleges, economically disadvantaged and other special circumstances.
“While all of the criteria are considered for acceptance into the program, no single criteria will necessarily eliminate a student from consideration,” said Phillip Pautienus, District AVID Coordinator. “If you believe your child might qualify for this program, or you would like to know more, please contact your school directly and request additional information, such as an AVID application.”
All submitted applications will be reviewed by the AVID site team at each school and selection will depend upon a review process and availability.
AVID SITE COORDINATORS
East Ridge High
East Ridge Middle
Lake Minneola High
Mount Dora High
Mount Dora Middle
Oak Park Middle
South Lake High
Windy Hill Middle