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DECHS Implements AVID Strategies

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Duplin Early College is the only school in Duplin County that is considered an AVID school.

So far in AVID, our freshmen have been working on study skills and goal setting. AVID students were able to work backwards from:

  • exploring their future careers
  • learning the type of education or training needed for those careers
  • researching the GPA, ACT, SAT, ASVAB score needed for placement in their chosen school
  • discussing things they need to do in their high school and JSCC classes to complete work successfully
The original assignment was focused on study skills and note taking techniques.
We are so proud of our Mavericks and look forward to what new skills they will acquire with AVID!
Freshmen with their AVID materialsBoard with AVID Goals