Monday, May 18, 2009

Paige was accepted into AVID!!!

Well - since I haven't blogged in months, I guess this is the best topic to blog about, since it was the last post!

Paige has been accepted into AVID.  We are so happy for her.  Tonight was the first parent meeting, where they just went over the basics of the program, the committment by the kids and the committment by the parents.  

Paige will be assigned to one, maybe two, Honors classes. We know she won't be in Algebra because she wouldn't have scored high enough for that. But she might be in Honors English or Honors Social Studies.  

She will also have to take the PSAT next year.  That will be a great experience. 

One of the best parts of this - all three of her best friends were also accepted into AVID.  So, now the four of them will be together through the next five years.  A lot of kids run into conflict with their social group not being in sync with their academic goals - so this will be a really good thing for all of them.  

Paige is also proud to be a part of something that is leveling the playing field - especially for minorities.  

I'll plan on updating regularly (well, once we get into the new school year) about her AVID class and how it is all going.