• August 1, 2022

     

    Dear Students and Parents,

     

    Congratulations!!! You have been enrolled in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college preparatory program for the 2022-2023 school year. Our nationally certified AVID program has had great success during our 13-year tenure and we look forward to you carrying on that tradition of excellence. AVID is a college readiness system with the mission of closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and success in a global society. We focus on students in the “academic middle” and place them on a track for higher education offering tutoring during class twice each week as well as college and career readiness opportunities. Our program is an academic elective course that offers continuous progress monitoring for students. Our program is not a remedial course, but is one that pushes students to strive to reach their maximum potential.

     

    For the past seven years, our program has graduated 100% of our students and last year secured over $2,000,000 in scholarships. Our students have been accepted to many prestigious Colleges and Universities throughout Florida and abroad having great success.

     

    Our AVID Team consists of Mrs. Genise Cooper (9th Grade), Mrs. Brandi Gallon, (9th Grade), Ms. Odiria Biggins (9th Grade), Mrs. Johnnie Mae Engram (9th Grade), Mr. Alvin White (10th Grade), and Mr. Earl Hankerson (11th & 12th Grade). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Earl Hankerson at hankersone@leonschools.net and visit www.avid.org for more details. We are anticipating a great year and look forward to great success.

     

    2022 AVID FEE / $20 / Due September 2nd

    Includes AVID T-Shirt, local college tour, lunch / Other tours will require additional costs.

     

    Sincerely,

    Earl Hankerson, AVID Coordinator

    ***What Students Will Need

    ***Parent Permission Form

    1” Binder

    Set of Dividers (24 tabbed dividers)

    Pencil Pouch

    Pencils/Pens

    Highlighters

    3 Hole puncher (for home)

    Scientific Calculator (if required by Math teacher)

    Paper

    Spiral Notebook

    Please include me on the AVID Parent email list.

     

    Parent Name:__________________________________

     

    Parent Email:__________________________________

     

    Parent Phone Contact: ___________________________

     

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES (SENIORS ONLY)

     

    August 10, 2022            COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS

    STUDENTS WILL NEED:

    COPY OF PARENTS DRIVER LICENSE

    VOTER REGISTRATION

    VEHICLE REGISTRATION

    (THESE ARE NEEDED FOR RESIDENCY PURPOSES ONLY; DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS TO SCHOOL; SIMPLY TAKE A PHOTO FOR REFERENCE)

     

    OCTOBER 1, 2022       APPLICATION WINDOW FOR FINANCIAL AID OPENS

    STUDENTS WILL NEED:

    PARENTS 2020 AND 2021 TAX RETURNS. PLEASE GATHER THESE DOCUMENTS IMMEDIATELY.

     

     

    FINANCIAL TIPS:

    SAVE FUNDS FOR COLLEGE DEPOSITS THAT MAY RANGE FROM $250-$750.

     

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR SENIOR FEES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

     

     

    $35 AVID Graduation Stole (Online purchase ONLY; will be set at a later date)

     

    2022 AVID FEE / $20 / Due September 2nd

    Includes AVID T-Shirt, local college tour, lunch; Other tours will require additional costs.

     

    T-shirt sizes will be noted upon payment. All students must have the required

    AVID T-shirt in order to participate on campus tours. This is a requirement to ensure safety and shirts must be worn. No additional shirts will be ordered after the deadline. Thanks.