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AVID: advancement via individual determination implementation in RPS

AVID is not just another program… at its heart, AVID is a philosophy Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories. View our AVID Snapshot.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Children & Youth, Education

Level 2: Education, Education, C2C: 8th Grade Math, C2C: Post-Secondary, Children & Youth

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

Known/Likely Collaborators: Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council


Related Projects

Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) ; RPS Student and Family Engagement (SAFE) Program ; Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan ; Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools

 

 

Detailed Description

 

PB Reporting 

Written By: Taylor Nachtigal,  

Rochester administrators are hoping a new program holds the key to pulling more average students into top-level honors and AP classes, with the ultimate goal of preparing them for college.

The program, called AVID, which stands for "advancement via individual determination," won't target those students struggling the most, rather it will set its sights on the middle-of-the-road students to hone the skills they'll need after high school.

Those are the students that make their way through schools without academic recognition — positive or negative, according to the program's website.

The extra help will be offered as a class, to teach students practical skills, such as accountability, time management, proper note-taking, organization, planning — essentially, the skills required to "be an independent learner," said Assistant Superintendent Brenda Lewis.

The course's teacher will check in regularly not only with students, but the students' teachers for other classes to make sure they're on track.

 

 

 


Key Beam Reports on:

Children & Youth, Education  

November 19, 2020: Mental Health Well-being During COVID

MN Children's Cabinet Info and Info shared by April Sutor, Family Service Rochester: MDH Shared Resources: Check out MDH websites for resources on mental well-being during COVID. Sites may be updated frequently.

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

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April 25, 2020: COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

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July 17, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

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February 17, 2019: Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

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February 22, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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January 12, 2018: Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education

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Last modified by allnode on 2021/01/04
Created by allnode on 2017/01/27

 

 

 

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