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AVID offers opportunities

Not knowing a whole lot about the AVID program in the Ennis Independent School District, we were happy to hear the Lions Club program from yesterday that had not just the curriculum’s director and teacher speak on the program, but also students currently enrolled.
The AVID program focuses on providing access to four-year colleges for more students who are capable of completing rigorous coursework in middle and high school.
AVID’s objectives are to provide academic instruction and other support to students and to prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities, give students college level entry skills, increase the coping skills of the students, motivate the students to seek a college education and increase the students’ levels of awareness.
The impact of AVID on Texas schools is evident. Approximately 95 percent of the 2002-2003 graduating AVID seniors are in college. More than 50 percent of AVID juniors and seniors completed at least one Advanced Placement course. More than 90 percent of AVID students are on track to complete the Recommended High School Program.
AVID students have improved their attendance by four percentage points in their first two years of participation.
Students can apply to the AVID Program with their acceptance based on criteria such as TAKS scores, grades, attendance, behavior, advanced course enrollment, an oral interview, a written interview, teacher recommendations and special circumstances. AVID focuses on students who are capable of completing college prep classes, including advanced academic courses, with additional support.
For more information about the AVID program, contact Brian Fry, curriculum director, at 972-872-9027 or brian.fry@ennis.k12.tx.us, AVID teacher Jaime Regas at 972-875-3500 or jaime.regas@ennis.k12.tx.us or Richard Nash at 972-872-3850 or richard.nash@ennis.k12.tx.us.

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