Glasgow AVID Students Visit Local Colleges 


By : Lidya Teklebirhan

November 18, 2021

Glasgow AVID students have been taking field trips to visit local colleges and universities to learn about all the different available opportunities. So far, they have visited the University of Maryland (UMD) and George Mason University (GMU). These visits have been taking place on the 8th, 15th, 20th, and 21st of October.

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and through this course, students can attend different colleges and universities, learn more about the different opportunities, and they can prepare themselves for life after high school.

Ms. Greenshields, one of the AVID instructors, said, “Overall the goal of the course is to get our students thinking about their future, attending, and getting them in the mindset of the possibility of attending college”

A survey was conducted in Glasgow Middle School regarding the AVID college visits. 20.4% of students that filled out the survey are a part of the AVID program, and out of that percentage, 80% of them have found the college visits helpful.

Zalikha Sultani, a student at Glasgow Middle School responded to a survey question with, “I think it’s (the college visits) helpful because then later, we can see what campuses look like, and we can decide if we want to go to a big campus or small ones. We can also explore the classes and see what they look like and see if we like that college. Then, we can put it on our bucket list.”

The official Glasgow Middle School website states that, “This course (AVID) is designed to support motivated, capable students in pursuing a rigorous course of study leading to acceptance and success in a four-year college or university.”