Scott High School students Charlvon Gaston (student body president) and Blake Minter (valedictorian) proudly wore special stoles when they graduated recently.

Those stoles represented that they had successfully completed the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, which works to close the achievement gap by preparing all students to complete high school and be ready for college or success in the global economy. Scott High School was one of the first schools in the district to implement the program.

The AVID program offers teachers, students, community partners and parents a common language towards instruction and clear expectations of college and career readiness for ALL students.

Using WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) strategies as a way for students to prepare for the rigors of college or the career world, AVID has proved so successful at Scott and Woodward High School that it is being implemented in more and more Toledo Public Schools elementary schools.

Click here to read more about this unique program: AVID 

Or you can look closer to home for AVID success stories: Charlvon will be playing football this fall at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, while Blake is heading to Daytona Beach, Fl. to attend Bethune-Cookman University, where she plans to major in Business Administration.

Posted on June 23, 2016