Monday, June 9, 2008

About this Blog

This blog is being created for my AVID students. I hope that through this summer they can post here, read about getting help for school and college, and be able to communicate with each other.

My name is David Duez and I each AVID and World History at Atascocita High School. It is a wonderful school in the Houston suburbs.

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a program designed to get kids to college. 93% of students who spend 4 years in AVID during high school end up going to college. This is a pretty big jump over the typical high school population.

So how does AVID do it? They use organizational techniques (like a binder, agenda, calendaring), tutoring, building skills (like writing, speaking, notetaking), and taking lots of college trips. We also bring in guest speakers to talk to the kids.

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