Happy Holidays. Most contents saw large gains in Common Assessment #2 participation. Thank you for your support with student engagement. STAAR re-testing continues this week with Biology on Tuesday and Algebra I on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, seniors will have a chance to have pictures taken. During this day, we are offering on-campus support with college applications and financial aid. Remember, that in order to earn credit students need a semester grade of a 70 and have been in attendance 90% of the time. Continue to stay in contact with teachers and counselors about your student’s needs. Thank you for partnering with us to be the exemplary school for teaching and learning.
CLASS OF 2021 NEW SELECTIVE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The Posse program is a nomination-based scholarship for current seniors, and they've partnered with four colleges: Centre College (KY), Cornell College (IA), Davidson College (NC), and Rhodes College (TN)). Along with full-tuition scholarships, students will also receive mentoring and other career development opportunities. We get to nominate 10 students.
We're hosting an info session on Zoom for students and families on Tuesday, December 15 from 6-7 p.m. Email Ms. Baz with questions.
Mark your calendars!
We are so happy to announce the Class of 2021 graduation date!
THANK YOU to our amazing Woodrow Teachers and staff from your Woodrow PTA!
We appreciate everything you do for our children.
Keep up the great work and enjoy your new Woodrow cups and your upcoming holiday break!
Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, is a sixth through twelfth grade program that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university. Students take an AVID elective course throughout middle school and/or high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college.
For more than 25 years, AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education. The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum.
Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information.
AVID recruits students who are motivated to do well and who are serious about their academic future. Based on a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.5, and average to better state test results, your child may be an ideal candidate for the AVID program. If your child is motivated and meets those requirements, please complete the application to help us better know your child and family circumstances. We will review the application, as well as space availability in the AVID classes and get back to you and/or your student promptly.
For more information and an AVID application, please reach out to Mary Margaret Gowdey, Woodrow Wilson High School’s AVID Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.