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2 local schools become national models

South Tahoe middle and high schools were selected as national demonstration sites for Advancement Via Individual Determination, a fifth-grade through high school program that has turned thousands of underperforming students into college-bound adults.

The schools join more than 63 AVID California demonstration sites. The local schools were selected through an application process that began in winter 2001.

“Schools chosen as demonstration sites have proven their ability to implement the AVID academic elective course,” said Mary Catherine Swanson, founder and executive director of the program.



AVID National Demonstration sites were initiated in 1993 with a $250,000 award from the Charles A. Dana Foundation of New York.

AVID serves more than 70,000 middle and high school students in 21 states and 17 countries.




Schools that are preparing to implement the AVID program from throughout the world will visit national demonstration sites such as South Tahoe middle and high schools to observe a highly evolved AVID program.


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