For Middle School Students

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
By the end of this activity, students will be able to work together as a team. They will realize how others can help or distract them from the tasks at hand. This reflection will serve as the basis for a discussion on college preparation and how students use the resources available to them.
Financial education curriculum by Washington State Employees Credit Union. This Student Workbook was developed to help students link responsible financial habits and future success.
Teacher's Guide to a financial education curriculum reflecting the state's academic standards for Washington's students. Designed by Washington State Employees Credit Union.
This is a "wake me up" activity, to get the blood-flowing, ears listening and brain activated.
Team building/cooperative learning activity.
Wall signs for school staff to complete. Great to build a college-going atmosphere and for GEAR UP Week. Samples provided by West Valley SD.
This career exploration game can be played in teams. Includes materials.
This game is an interactive way to introduce or reinforce college terminology. Includes sample questions.
This session looks at a blend of storytelling, team-building activities and small group discussions that can be replicated with students and/or families. Includes handouts.

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