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AVID Alumni panel speaks to studentsDysart High School held their second annual Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Alumni panel. At this event, former Dysart High School AVID graduates came to speak with current freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior Dysart High School students about their college experience and how AVID guided them to be successful.

The panel consisted of nine Dysart High School alumni from both the class of 2017 and 2018, representing eight different colleges including: University of Hawaii, Regis University, Embry Riddle University, University of New Mexico, Estrella Mountain Community College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and Grand Canyon University.

The high school students prepared questions for the panel and heard how the alumni carried the tools they learned in AVID through their first years of college. “With AVID I learned how to hold myself to a higher standard academically,” said ASU student Jada Thurston.

AVID, an international program to increase student performance, is a four-year program for students who are capable of completing the most rigorous curriculum but are falling short of achieving their academic potential. The AVID elective provides academic instruction and support to prepare students for eligibility and success at a four-year college or university. AVID topics include: note-taking, study skills, test taking, time management, college exam preparation, critical reading skills, inquiry and collaboration. The AVID program is only offered to those students who meet specific criteria and who are selected through an application and interview process.
Posted : 12/14/2018 | Direct Link
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