AVID Donation of $5,635 to Aberdeen High School

Left to right: (top row) Laura Garfinkel, Michael Quigg, Becky Pensero, Mike O’Brien (middle row) Darlene Whiteman, Sue Rollins, Pat Lee, Sue Bents, Lynn Crothers, Paul Ross (bottom row) Rebecca Thompson, Syiyanna Finch, Isabella Rivera

Donation made by Aberdeen High School Alumni

On Monday, January 27, 2020, Aberdeen High School Alumni Classes of 1969 and 1970 and The Mind Band donated $5,635 to the Aberdeen High School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.

This donation will help to cover training fees for teachers and staff. These training sessions will allow teachers to expand the AVID program/practices within the school. The donation will also help fund field trips and stoles for graduating AVID seniors.

For more information about the AVID program, including volunteer and donation opportunities, please contact AVID District Director Rebecca Pensero (Rebecca.Pensero@hcps.org), AVID Site Coordinator Laura Garfinkel (Laura.Garfinkel@hcps.org), or Aberdeen High School Principal Michael Quigg (Michael.Quigg@hcps.org).

About the AVID program

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a national program that has been at Aberdeen High School since 2013. AVID prepares all students for academic success by teaching them evidence-based strategies for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. The program guides students through the planning and application process for post-secondary education, as well as, focusing on soft skills businesses need.

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