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AVID Scholarships Awarded for D99 Class of 2017 

The District 99 Education Foundation is very pleased to fund two $500 scholarships, one for a North High AVID senior and one for a South High AVID senior.  This is is the first group of Seniors to graduate from D99!  Way to go! 

What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a national program whose mission is to "close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”   

AVID is taught at all four grade levels, freshmen through seniors, at both North and South.  There are 75  North High AVID students and 85 South High AVID students.  The District 99 AVID Class of 2017 consists of 15 seniors at North High School and 16 seniors at South High School.  

The AVID program in each building is supported by a core group of AVID teachers, AVID Site Team members, as well as building and district administration.  The district commits through local funding or seeks grant funding for a substantial amount of resources needed to run the program.  

As part of the curriculum and program, AVID students visit colleges and universities, interact with guest speakers on a regular basis, research careers and professions, and learn every aspect of a college search including completing college applications, applying for financial aid, and writing college essays.

Many of our 2017 AVID seniors have been part of the program for all four years.  They are often enrolled in the same honors/advanced placement courses and share in many of the same activities such as AVID tailgate, as well as parent nights, incoming freshmen open house and more. The time AVID students spend together helps them form a close bond that we anticipate will extend beyond their high school years.

If you would like to know more about AVID or want to see if you are eligible to apply for the AVID program, please speak to your school counselor.   Learn more at: