Nine traditional school districts and one community school in Ohio recently received grant funding for Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID). AVID is a systemic instructional and achievement program for students in Grades 4 through 12 and post-secondary. The AVID college readiness system is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in post-secondary education and training.
More than 98 percent of AVID high school seniors graduate from high school and more than 71 percent are accepted to four-year colleges – consistently.
“It is through these innovative opportunities that Ohio schools are able to focus on reforms to ensure we are preparing our students to be highly successful in the future,” said Stan Heffner, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Ohio.
This is the second round of AVID Innovate Grants made available through Ohio’s Race to the Top federal funding program. Round 2 of the AVID grants were available for a total of 13 schools. Nine two-year grants were awarded with $25,000 for the first year and $18,000 for year two. Four one-year grants were awarded for $26,500.
Congratulations to Round 2 AVID Grant Winners:
- A+ Arts Academy
- Brooklyn Middle School
- Aiken College & Career High School
- West High School
- Northland and Marion-Franklin High Schools
- Milikovich Middle School
- Scott High School
- Scott Feeder Schools
- Woodward Feeder Schools
- Harding High School
- Hicksville Elementary/Middle School
- Botkins High School
- Fairlawn High School