Stu­dents Edge Closer To Col­lege

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Three Cen­tral Oahu pub­lic schools have suc­ceeded in show­ing sub­stan­tial progress to­ward col­lege el­i­gi­bil­ity through the AVID pro­gram.

Ad­vance­ment Via In­di­vid­ual Determination is an in­ter­na­tional, in-school aca­demic sup­port pro­gram for grades 4 to 12 that pre­pares stu­dents for col­lege el­i­gi­bil­ity and suc­cess as it “closes the achieve­ment gap.” It tar­gets aca­dem­i­cally av­er­age stu­dents and those in mi­nor­ity, ru­ral and low-in­come ar­eas “without a col­lege­go­ing tra­di­tion in their fam­i­lies.”

Leile­hua High, Wahi­awa Mid­dle, and Wa­ialua High and In­ter­me­di­ate schools qual­i­fied as na­tion­ally cer­ti­fied AVID schools for 2008-2009, the DOE re­cently an­nounced.

The sta­tus sig­nals that they met 11 bench­marks through a self-study and val­i­da­tion process that are “pre­cur­sors” of fu­ture aca­demic suc­cess.

Mililani Judo Club mem­bers (front, from left) Nick Rivera, Kelly Rivera, Tanya Lopes, (mid­dle) Robert Kutzen, Miki Kubo, Lind­sey Cam­bra, Kalen Kobashigawa, (back) David Lopes, Pax­ton Ho­ri­uchi and Jamie Cam­bra dis­play their medals Dec. 6 at the Hawaii State Judo Cham­pi­onships. Photo from San­ford Kaga.

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