Lehigh Senior High School Designated an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

Lehigh Senior High School Designated an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction
Posted on 04/05/2019
Lehigh Senior High School Designated an AVID  Schoolwide Site of Distinction

The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts has been designated an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction.

This honor is awarded to a small subset of AVID school campuses that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their students. This distinction:

  • Illustrates a commitment to equity and opportunity for all students on a campus
  • Promotes rigorous academic opportunities for students throughout the campus
  • Shows a commitment to superb instructional practices across the school

“I am so proud of our Lehigh Family for their hard work to improve teaching and increase student achievement,” Principal Jackie Corey says. “We are very committed to leadership, instruction, systems and culture to make this happen. All are very deserving of this recognition of ‘School Site of Distinction!’”

Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, began at Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts in 2008. AVID is a class in which students prepare for four-year college eligibility. AVID students are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and attend an academic elective class called AVID. Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts is the only high school in Lee County to be an AVID National Demonstration School.

Enrollment is voluntary and limited to 100 students per year at Lehigh. AVID typically has a waiting list of students hoping to be accepted.

“You and your faculty at Lehigh Senior High School have established a culture across campus that sets high expectations for all students,” AVID Center CEO Dr. Sandra Husk says. “This type of commitment is admired and desired by many parents, students, teachers and community members”

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID serves over 250,000 students across the nation. For the Class of 2017, nearly 9 out of every 10 AVID seniors submitted college applications, and nearly 8 out of every 10 AVID seniors were accepted into four-year colleges.