AVID Students at JPS Outperform National Averages
Jenks Public Schools has released new data for students in the Class of 2019 who were enrolled in the District's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program - a nationally recognized program that prepares students to successfully pursue college and career opportunities after high school.
Last year, 75 percent of Jenks High School seniors participating in AVID sat for at least one Advanced Placement exam, compared to the national rate of 39 percent.
"These numbers truly reflect the diligence and commitment of our students and our staff members who have fully embraced the AVID program," stated Dr. Stacey Butterfield, Superintendent of Jenks Public Schools. "We want our students to be challenged in their academic endeavors and we believe facing those challenges creates confidence as they move forward into college and their careers."
Studies have shown that participation in AP coursework and exams have a positive impact on a student's high school GPA, college acceptance and retention, and eligibility to receive scholarships.
"We congratulate Jenks Public Schools and their students for their outstanding achievement. Jenks Public Schools shares our deep commitment to preparing students for a successful future, by building high expectations among teachers and students, and fostering the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education," said Dr. Sandy Husk, CEO of AVID and former school superintendent. "We are proud to watch Jenks Public Schools' students achieve their college and career goals."
Jenks Public Schools joins the over 7,000 K-12 schools and districts across 47 states that impact over two million students, 66 percent of which are low-income or first-generation college students. To learn more visit www.AVID.org.