AVID students get in the game for post-secondary success
AVID students get in the game for post-secondary success
Posted on 03/15/2019
Students gathered at Joe Louis ArenaThe AVID students at Henry Ford II High School attended a regional event in conjunction with the Detroit Pistons on March 6th. 

Students heard from a few panels of individuals from the Piston’s organization on what it is like to work within the sports industry, not as a player, but on the business side.  The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students came prepared to ask questions as to what educational background and skills were necessary for the panel of individuals to succeed.  
There was also a small college fair where the students interacted with college admission representatives and learned about entrance requirements and information about post-secondary opportunities. 

The evening ended with many parents/guardians of the AVID students joining us for the Piston’s game.  This was a wonderful experience for students to learn about colleges/universities and careers in business.

AVID is a national program initiated approximately thirty years ago as a research-based college readiness system.

The students receive support for such areas as organization, study skills, and critical thinking, and participate in motivational activities that promote the importance of continuing education after their high school diploma.

UCS began the program in 2012 as Macomb County's only AVID program.