Includes a $750,000 grant from Texas Education Agency
On Feb. 15 the Austin Independent School District hosted an Innovation Day event with teachers and staff focused on launching AVID as a foundational strategy across the Reagan Early College High School vertical team.
The vertical team includes twelve elementary and middle schools located in the northeast Austin region.
AVID, stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. A college readiness system utilized to ensure college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities, preparing for college, careers and life.
The event is the culmination of a 6-month planning and needs assessment process that took place in the Fall 2018 as part of Texas Education Agency's Community Partnerships initiative.
TEA awarded Austin ISD a $750,000 grant to implement the plan of which AVID expansion and project-based learning are components, along with developing a comprehensive system of student and family support strategies across the vertical team.