Martinsville Bulletin: Bridging the Gap - Martinsville program helps students prepare for college

Martinsville Bulletin: Bridging the Gap - Martinsville program helps students prepare for college

May 10, 2017

By Amie Knowles

MARTINSVILLE – High school seniors have to make adjustments when they go to college. That’s especially true for some when it comes to study habits. To help with that, Martinsville High has instituted a program known as AVID or Advancement Via Individual Determination.

Jennica Norman and Melissa Denning, both teachers at Martinsville High School, have AVID classrooms. They spoke at the Martinsville School Board meeting Monday about the benefits of the program.

“AVID is a program for students that want to go to college,” Norman said. “We focus on organization, community, being prepared for college.”

Students also focus on presentation, leadership and collaboration skills.

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