EHS becoming an A.V.I.D. National Certified School
- Published: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Eureka High School has just been recognized as becoming an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Certified School.
This status is awarded to AVID sites that have met the eleven AVID Program Essentials and Data Collection that supports program effectiveness and student progress.
AVID is a formal academic support program designed to motivate and prepare historically under represented students to perform well in high school and seek a college education. Students are placed in college preparatory classes with high achieving students and participate daily in an AVID elective class that emphasizes writing, inquiry, and collaboration. Local college student's act as tutors and AVID students collaborate in study teams. Case studies of 248 AVID students (Mehan et al., 1996) found that their college enrollment rates were higher than the local and national rates. Researchers conclude that the academic success of AVID students is the result of institutional practices such as explicit socialization into the implicit academic culture, and teacher advocacy and mentoring to mediate the college entry process.
We are very honored that Eureka High School has received this prestigious recognition and know that they are working to hard to open as many educational doors for our students as possible.
For More Information - Contact
Heidi Moore-Associate Principal
Eureka High School