AVID Students Outperform Nation

AVID Students Outperform Nation
Posted on 03/09/2020
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New data released reflects Boise School District's focus on college readiness for all students. 

New data for Boise School District's class of 2019 seniors enrolled in the District's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program show District AVID students outperforming the nation when it comes to taking rigorous college preparatory coursework. AVID is a nationally recognized program that prepares students to successfully pursue college and career opportunities after high school. 

Last year, 76% of Boise School District high school seniors participating in AVID sat for at least one Advanced Placement exam, compared to the national rate of 39%, according to the College Board 

"We are proud of our AVID students and staff for this national recognition, which serves as yet another example of our commitment to prepare all students for success in college, career and in life," said Superintendent Coby Dennis , Boise School District. "Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework."

Studies have shown that participating in AP coursework and exams have a positive impact on a student’s high school GPA, college acceptance and retention, and eligibility to receive scholarships. 

“We congratulate the Boise School District and their students for their outstanding achievement. Boise School District shares our deep commitment to preparing students for a successful future, by building high expectations among teachers and students, and fostering the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education,” said Dr. Sandy Husk , CEO of AVID and former school superintendent. “We are proud to watch Boise School District's students achieve their college and career goals.” 

Boise School District joins the over 7,000 K-12 schools and districts across 47 states that impact over two million students, 66 percent of whom are low-income or first-generation college students. To learn more: www.AVID.org