The idea behind AVID strategies and classes

GLADES COUNTY — The Glades County School District has incorporated the AVID program in all schools: West Glades School, Moore Haven Elementary School, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School and Moore Haven Middle-High School. Glades County is closing the achievement gap by providing access to challenging coursework with high expectations, as well as giving the support students need to take those rigorous courses.

Glades County students in the middle and high school grades are signing up for classes right now. To explain its purpose: AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, provides the learning tools students need to be successful in school, and prepare for college. Regardless of their life circumstances, AVID students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates but, more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate and set high expectations to confidently conquer the challenges that await them.

AVID strategies are offered in the elementary grades, then become an elective class in middle school and high school. AVID teachers receive intensive training at AVID Summer Institutes to learn how to implement engaging activities in their classrooms, raise their level of commitment to student success and, thus, produce a learning environment where all students are equipped to tackle complex issues, problems and information.

For more information, check out AVID.org, or call your local Glades County school.

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