GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (GEAR UP)

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Clarkston GEAR UP welcomes AVID to the High School

Clarkston GEAR UP has our first class of AVID students at the high school this year.  While AVID has been present in Clarkston since the 2011-2012 school year GEAR UP has only been indirectly involved helping promote the program school wide, we have not had a cohort class at the high school until this year.  AVID was introduced at Lincoln Middle School last year and was incredibly successful!  The students really bought into the initiatives of the program and enjoyed the class and projects that came with it.   We are excited that the freshmen AVID teacher (that will follow them through their senior year) is Paige Frazier.  Mrs. Frazier is a favorite among students and is a very engaging and energetic teacher.  This year she is teaching Honors English 1 and Honors English 2 along with her AVID elective class.  We look forward to working with her and the students this year; AVID is such a positive program that helps to change the outlook and dynamic not only of the students enrolled in the elective class, but the entire school.  We will continue to help the CHS staff understand and incorporate AVID tools and techniques into regular classrooms so that all students benefit from this mindset!

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