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FIRST IN DISTRICT TO IMPLEMENT PROVEN COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SYSTEM

News Release

[February 05, 2021]



LESLIE M. STOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL Will BE THE FIRST IN DISTRICT TO IMPLEMENT PROVEN COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SYSTEM

 

Elgin, SC—Stover Middle School  announced it will be implementing AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a proven college and career readiness system, in Fall 2021. AVID is a nonprofit organization that provides educators with proven, real-world strategies to support underrepresented students, and all students across the entire campus, develop agency so they succeed in college, career, and life. AVID assists schools in understanding the instructional, leadership, systemic, and cultural supports necessary to develop teacher-student relational capacity and confident individuals who can successfully navigate life and career. Stover Middle School  is the first in Kershaw County School District to implement this system.

 

Dr. Chantelle Baker, Stover’s principal, is pleased to bring AVID to their school and hopes to be a catalyst for bringing AVID to more sites in Kershaw County School District. “Our school was looking for a way to enhance our commitment to college and career readiness for all students, so we chose AVID,” said Dr. Baker. AVID helps teachers see and activate student potential by creating a community of support in their classrooms. AVID is that community for some of the best teachers in the nation.

 

Stover Middle School joins approximately 7,500 other schools across 48 states, plus schools in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Canada, and Australia working to close opportunity gaps and enhance college and career readiness through AVID.

 

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ABOUT AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit organization that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. To close the opportunity gap, AVID trains 85,000 educators annually so they can prepare all students for college, career, and life. More than 7,500 schools rely on AVID to transform the lives of more than 2 million students each year. To learn more, visit www.AVID.org.