Students Edge Closer To College
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.