27J Schools has released new data for its class of 2019 seniors enrolled in the district’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program—a nationally recognized program that prepares students to successfully pursue college and career opportunities after high school.
Last year, 82% of 27J high school seniors participating in AVID sat for at least one Advanced Placement exam, compared to the national rate of 39% .
“The AVID program provides our teachers with the tools to facilitate learning, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centric classroom,” said 27J Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Fiedler. “These elements directly align with our mission to empower all students today to take control of their future tomorrow.”
Studies  have shown that participation in AP coursework and exams have a positive impact on a student’s high school GPA, college acceptance and retention, and eligibility to receive scholarships.
“We congratulate 27J Schools and their students for their outstanding achievement. 27J shares our deep commitment to preparing students for a successful future, by building high expectations among teachers and students, and fostering the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in post secondary education,” said Dr. Sandy Husk, CEO of AVID and former school superintendent. “We are proud to watch 27J's students achieve their college and career goals.”
27J Schools joins the over 7,000 K-12 schools and districts across 47 states that impact over two million students, 66 percent of which are low-income or first-generation college students. To learn more: www.AVID.org.