District 6 AVID program cited for achievements
The national organization for Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) has announced that students in District 6 outperformed students nationally in FAFSA completion, college application completion and college acceptance.
In the 2018-2019 school year, 95 percent of Greeley-Evans School District 6 seniors participating in AVID completed a FAFSA application, compared to the national rate of 61 percent. FAFSA is the federal student aid application required for by higher education institutions for admittance. Likewise, 96 percent of AVID students applied to a four-year college, and 82 percent were accepted. Nationally, 81 percent of high school students aspire to earn a bachelor’s degree yet less than 50 percent actually enroll at a four-year university.
“We congratulate District 6 for its demonstrated commitment to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education. The milestones announced today reflect the District 6's holistic approach to college readiness -- starting with building a culture of high expectations among teachers and students, and including the delivery of rigorous, student-centric instruction that prepares them for college-level work,” said Dr. Sandy Husk, former school superintendent and CEO of AVID. “We are proud to be part of Weld County School District-6's work to ensure all students can reach their full potential.”
AVID is a program that provides students tutoring support, study skills, organizational skills and more to ensure they have the opportunity to attend college and pursue their chosen career. The program is in all high and middle schools in District 6. Thanks to money available through the 2017 Mill Levy Override, AVID is being expanded into elementary schools as well.