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BCJH AVID students make college visits

8th gr AVID photo at TSU


7th AVID photo @ BPort college

Photos courtesy Kristy Salas

Our future is so bright! 

Seventh grade AVID students from Bay City Junior High toured Brazosport College on November 2nd along with teachers Julie Kasmani, Louanna Blackburn, James Nolan, Kristy Salas and college tutor Kasiya Milimo. The sunglasses were a gift from the college because our students have a very bright future!

While these students were at Brazosport, the sixth grade AVID students were touring Rice University. Eighth grade AVID visited Texas Southern University on October 26th.

The Bay City ISD AVID program, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college-prep program offered in grades six through 12th. The AVID program works to ensure students are academically and socially prepared for success in college. AVID classes are part of the regular class schedule, and are an approved course that receives credit in Texas. AVID students take the most rigorous classes they can, and receive time in AVID to collaborate with their peers and with college tutors. The program also ensures students are aware of all the necessary steps they must take to be admitted to a four-year university, including helping students to prepare for the PSAT/SAT and ACT tests. Additionally, students learn about different university and colleges, careers, and majors.  They receive help choosing the major that is right for them, and get help with university admissions essays, scholarship applications, financial aid and much more.

For more about AVID, see Or contact Kristy Salas at BCJH or Andrea Brown at Bay City High School.