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AVID National Demonstration Schools

Photo: Black Mountain Middle School

One of Poway’s college-readiness initiatives is the commitment to seamlessly integrate AVID into all secondary schools. Over the last five years, we have continuously trained teachers in AVID Critical Reading and Writing, which aligns with, and strengthens, our work with California standards.

Last year (2012), we partnered with AVID in a grant that focused on creating greater capacity, leadership, and expertise at each of our school sites. We moved to a District Director Team Model where we have assistant principals working closely with school sites and district personnel on continuing to “AVIDize” our secondary schools. We continue to serve more students in our AVID program, with graduating seniors taking a minimum of one Advanced Placement class during high school.