Central Union High School has been selected as a national demonstration school for the Advancement Via Individual Determination program targeting underachieving students for a rigorous program of support to assist them in gaining access to four-year colleges and universities.
The school, which joins more than 50 AVID California Demonstration Schools, was selected through an application process that began last winter.
AVID serves more than 65,000 students at some 1,200 sites in 21 states and 14 foreign countries. Founder and executive director of AVID, Mary Catherine Swanson, notes the significance of attaining demonstration school status.
"Schools chosen as demonstration sites have proven their ability to implement the AVID academic elective course," said Swanson, who began the program in 1980.