A.V.I.D. Program at WMS
AVID Field Trip to Colorado State University in May, 2012
A.V.I.D. Is Going Strong at WMS!
Advancement Via Individual Determination (A.V.I.D.) is going great! We have full 7th and 8th grade classes and have started a 6th grade "MIddle School Survival Skills" class that is very popular! The mission of A.V.I.D. is to increase school wide learning and performance. It is to ensure that all students, most especially the least served students in the academic middle, are capable of completing a college path. Our A.V.I.D. teachers are Ms. Davis and Mrs. Orswell. The Wellington Middle School A.V.I.D. advisory team includes: Mr. Jackson, Ms. Jordan, Mrs. White, Ms. Hacker, Mrs. Orswell, Dr. Durand, Mrs. Bradshaw, Mr. Peisner, and Ms. Davis. The following staff have completed AVID training: Mrs. Binder, Mrs. Cienfuegos-Baca, Ms. Davis, Mr. Jackson, Mrs. Orswell, Mrs. Zenisek, Mr. Colburn, Mr. Lake, Mr. Daughters, Mrs. Clark, Ms. Caton, Mrs. White, Mrs. Berkner, Ms. Jordan, Mrs. Bradshaw, Dr. Durand, Mr. Peisner.
The A.V.I.D. student profile is average to high test scores, 2.5-3.5 G.P.A., college potential, and desire and determination to succeed. A student must also fit one of the following criteria: first in family to attend college, low income or have special circumstances that make them the perfect candidate for A.V.I.D. Since 1990, more than 30,000 students have graduated from A.V.I.D. programs nationwide-98% received acceptance to a 2 or 4 year college and 89% of those who started are in college two years later. Poudre High School also has the A.V.I.D. program available for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade component. Students must interview every year for acceptance.
The following students are AVID students for the 2011-2012 school year:
8th graders: Bailey Ammerman, Brody Backurz, Devin Bland, Diego Calderon, Aaron Castaneda, Sidney Cooley, Bailey Diehl, Mikaela Fadness, Brianna Flores, Taylor Gallegos, Madison Hamm, Alexis Holman, Gregory Holmes, Jose Jimenez-Juarez, Emily Jones, Hannah Karg, Tristin Kincaid, Spencer Kirchgessner, Jahaira madariaga, Sara McFarland, Karlee McKenzie, Hagen Miller, Jakota Phillips, Victoria Pritchett, Erin Riley, Maria Rivas-Valenzuela, Taylor Smilie, Cameron Smith, Lacee Smith, Liam Stirling, Tyler Stroh, Roy Swanson, Arianna Thomas, Jesse Trott, Briana Vega.
7th graders: Julisa Alvarez, Jorge Armendariz, Gaven Carley, Chelsie Chavira, Ethan Conyers, Donovan Dougherty, Leaha Fetters, Danielle Gil, Breanna Hernandez, Jordan Jackson, Anthony James, Katie Kelly, Kayli Knab, Peter Knott, Stephanie Lauzon, Molly Lenzner, Laisha Martinez Oroxco, Erela Meyer, Zimri Oseland, Collins Thomas Buckner, Rianna Voss, Kayla Yamada and Johanna Zapata.
View a video about the AVID program in Poudre School District is located at: http://bit.ly/bL5BKJ
Interested in learning more about AVID: visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=8B_ohY7nr4c