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Freehold High School Teachers Attend 2015 AVID Summer Institute

AVID Summer Institute participants  Preparing for the upcoming school year, teachers from Freehold High School attended the 2015 AVID Summer Institute in Philadelphia at the end of July. The three day professional development training event included approximately 2,000 educators from school districts along the east coast.

This annual event supports the growth of educators implementing the AVID College Readiness System in their schools. AVID is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. AVID defines the achievement gap as the difference in the educational performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and gender. Freehold High School is entering its fifth year of AVID implementation.

Teachers attending this year's Summer Institute participated in trainings including AVID Implementation, Tutor-ology, Critical Reading, Student Empowerment, and Counseling for College Readiness. Additionally, for the first time, one of Freehold High School’s students participated in the Student Leadership strand. The participating teachers and student reported the event was outstanding and they were impressed with the level of professionalism of those in attendance.

Freehold’s teachers developed an Individual Action Plan during the Summer Institute in which they defined the strategies they will implement during the upcoming school year to continue supporting student growth. They are eager to implement these ideas in September.