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Grant Funding to Support Local School

Release date: 6/20/2012

“It is through these innovative opportunities that Ohio schools are able to focus on reforms to ensure we are preparing our students to be highly successful in the future,” said Stan Heffner, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Ohio.

Nine traditional school districts and one community school in Ohio are the recipients of grant funding for Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID). AVID is a systemic instructional and achievement program for students in Grades 4 through 12 and post-secondary. The AVID college readiness system is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in post-secondary education and training.

More than 98 percent of AVID high school seniors graduate from high school and more than 71 percent are accepted to four-year colleges – consistently.

The AVID funding application deadline was May 11, 2012. Grants were available for a total of 13 schools. Nine two-year grants were awarded with $25,000 for the first year and $18,000 for year two. Four one-year grants were awarded for $26,500. AVID is an initiative and program offering made available through Ohio’s Race to the Top federal funding.

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