The AVID program has been awarded grant money to allow us to run in 2011-2012, an 8th grade AVID Writing Project and in 2010-2011, a 7th grade Algebra Readiness Project at both Franklin and Washington Middle Schools.
The 8th Grade Writing Project
This project addresses one of the needs identified among eighth grade AVID students: the need to be able to write solid academic paragraphs that can be combined to create an effective essay. This is a skill which is critical to their success in rigorous courses in high school and in college.
The project involves specially trained college tutors working with AVID students one day a week under the direction of a team made up of UWGB and district staff. The project will be evaluated primarily by comparing results of a pre-assessment and a post-assessment.
AVID 7th Grade Algebra Readiness Project
This grant addressed the need for students to succeed in algebra in order to do well in all subsequent math.