Elijah’s Story – Compass Charter Schools AVID for Scholar Success

By March 25, 2020 April 5th, 2020 Blog

AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of the Compass Charter Schools (CCS) AVID program is to focus on providing access to a four-year college and career-readiness supports for scholars so that they are prepared for life after high school. With AVID as their tool, scholars, and families engage in courses that focus on college and career readiness topics and strategies.

CCS, a certified AVID site, supports scholars through the school-wide implementation of AVID instructional strategies and the high school AVID elective course. Scholars are invited to the AVID elective based on criteria such as grades, attendance, behavior, motivation, and potential. Learning coaches and scholars may also self-advocate for acceptance by completing the AVID Elective Request Form or by attending our weekly AVID support sessions Monday or Wednesday at 1 pm, using this link to join. 

Scholar Story

Hello, my name is Elijah and I am in the 10 grade. I have been an AVID scholar for the past two years. In my free time, I like to go on hikes and research on my computer. I have always wanted to learn to play an instrument, but I do not have access at this time; hopefully, I can learn one day. I plan to attend college in Texas and major in Cyber Security.

I have always looked up to scholars who are in college; I mean good colleges. I never imagined that this was a possibility for me. I realize through AVID that I can truly plan and one day attend college! And enrolling in the AVID elective in high school will help me reach this goal. I realize how helpful it is to learn excellent note-taking skills and prioritizing school work, so it does not become overwhelming.

I recommend AVID to all scholars. Even if you do not plan to attend college, AVID is still an excellent resource and helpful guide for life. AVID will teach you how to plan and prepare for your future, set goals, and get those goals on paper so that you can achieve them. I have learned that note-taking is a critical life skill because you do not put as much stress on your memory. 

I am so grateful for the AVID support sessions that I attend, and I cannot wait to join the AVID elective as a high school scholar!


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