College and Career Readiness: AVID, GEAR UP, IB & AP
AVID® (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program designed to inspire the average student to choose a college-preparatory path. Beginning with one class at Madison High School in 2005, we now provide the AVID program at 15 schools. In 2009, Madison High School had the first 4-year AVID graduates in the State of Oregon. In 2013-14, all of the seniors in the PPS AVID program graduated from high school.
GEAR UP® (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal grant that supports schools to engage students in college and career planning. The grants:
- Increase academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education;
- Increase the rate of high school graduation and college enrollment;
- Increase students’ and families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation and financial aid;
- Increase the percentage of students receiving special education services who earn college credit prior to high school graduation and who graduate from high school.
IB® (International Baccalaureate) is a college-prep course of study offered in two of our high schools. If a student meets all requirements, he/she may be awarded an IB Diploma. This entitles the student to receive credit at some colleges. In addition to our two authorized IB high schools (Cleveland and Lincoln), we have four K-8 schools (King, Sabin, Skyline, and Vernon) working toward IB authorization in both the Middle Years Program and the Primary Years Program.
Lisa Collins Program Administrator, College and Career Readiness Programs firstname.lastname@example.org 503-916-5404
Kelley Duron Senior Manager, GEAR UP/College and Career Readiness Programs email@example.com 503-916-5404