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CACC - AVID 6/7 Field Trip

November 24, 2021   0 photos
Students from the AVID 6th and AVID 7th grade classes were able to attend a field trip to CACC on Friday, November 19th.   Students walked around the building for almost 2 hours learning about all of the career opportunities that they have at CACC for high schoolers.  
The AVID Program

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college preparatory class that helps students learn the skills necessary to take honors and AP classes in high school with the eventual outcome of attending a four-year college. Currently, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students participate in the AVID Program at GMS. Mrs. Samantha Cuzzort is the AVID teacher and AVID Site Coordinator.

AVID Quick Facts

What AVID is...
AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.

AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.

AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.

AVID is implemented school-wide and district-wide.

What AVID isn't...
AVID isn't a remedial program.

AVID isn't a free ride.

AVID isn't a niche program.

AVID isn't a college outreach program.