The Richland School District’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program is helping prepare students for college. The AVID elective focuses on students in the academic middle…2.5 to 3.5 GPA…who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.
Last week, over 50 Carmichael Middle School students visited the 11th grade AVID class at Richland High School. The 11th grade AVID students answered questions and helped the middle schoolers understand more about the high school elective.
“The feedback from our middle school students was positive,” says Rachel Halley, Carmichael AVID teacher. “One of my eighth grade girls had been thinking about dropping out of AVID next year, but this interaction with the Richland High students has changed her mind. She is excited for next year."