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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, May 02, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
Approve the Renewal Implementation Agreement with the Center for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program (Office of Teaching and Learning)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The renewal agreement has been developed for the 2017/2018 school year to continue the program operation, which has expanded since 2004 to include 99 school sites (elementary, middle, and high schools).  AVID impacts as many as 9,000 students annually through the AVID elective class.  With its focus on leadership systems, instruction, and culture, the AVID program is designed to prepare students for postsecondary success.  This agreement outlines member roles, materials, trainings, and fees associated with the AVID Center.  A list of participating schools and a summary of the program is attached.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted:  Yes)
Funds in the amount of $565,562.54 will be available from the following (remaining balances as of 04/10/17):
  • 420 Federal, Project 3457 - Title I Budget:  $122,724.00; remaining balance equaled $122,724.00
  • 101 District, Project 5378 - EXCELerator Budget:  $317,776.24; remaining balance equaled $317,776.24
  • 101 District, Project 3152 - Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) AVID Budget:  $93,902.30; remaining balance equaled $255,615.85
EVALUATION
Data provided by the AVID Center reflects the following for the 2016 Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) seniors: 87 percent applied to a 4-year college or university; 62 percent were accepted into a 4-year college or university; 44 percent plan on attending a 2-year college or technical school; 99 percent graduated from high school; 93 percent completed 4-year college requirements; 81 percent took 1 or more Advanced Placement (AP) classes and had an average grade-point average of 3.6.  Of those seniors, 82.5 percent had been in AVID for 3 or more years.  In middle school AVID: 73 percent of 8th graders completed Algebra 1 or a higher level math.  This past school year, HCPS was awarded $302,988.25 from the FLDOE based on the number of AVID students that were successful on End of Course (EOC) and AP exams.
SUBMITTED BY:  Deborah Cook, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Eric Bergholm, General Director, Advanced Academics
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer, Business Division
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170502_811 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.26