More than twenty-five students have applied to enter the AVID program at Sigonella MS/HS next school year. Students who will be in grades 7-12 and were eligible for AVID by virtue of their Terra Nova scores and grade point averages received letters of invitation to attend a briefing about the AVID program on May 10. About twenty families attended the briefing, received an overview of the program, and had the chance to ask questions. Ms. Pienta was assisted by AVID tutor Jennifer O'Connor, Honors 10 teacher Kendra Smith, and high school counselor Margie Ascierto.
Interested students and parents submitted applications for the program. Currently, these applicants are undergoing personal interviews, and teachers have been asked to make recommendations.
In just a short time, letters of acceptance or rejection will be going out to all applicants.
The AVID program continues to grow!