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Graves Middle School Hosts Road to College Night

Graves Middle School hosted a Road to College Night on Wednesday, January 17, to prepare both students and parents about high school classes that meet requirements for college acceptance.


During the Road to College Night a representative from Pioneer High School’s AVID program spoke to parents and students about the different courses that they will be expected to take in high school. She shared about college prep course requirements as well as college entrance course requirements. 8th grade students also received a spreadsheet that helped them begin planning their courses for the years to come.


After Pioneer’s representative spoke, a current Pioneer AVID student, and Graves alumni, then spoke to parents and students about the benefits of AVID and how it has prepared her for high school and beyond.


In closing, Graves Middle School AVID students presented to their parents what steps they are taking in the classroom today to help prepare them for academic success tomorrow. 


Graves’ 7th grade AVID teacher, Mrs. Jeter, said, “We are drawing it back to the skills they need to be successful in college.”


AVID 7th graders presented about the benefits of having tutorial, binder checks and how it keeps them accountable for taking notes properly, using their agenda, which requires them to write down assignments, and utilizing the method WICOR, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading.


"Our AVID program places great importance on showing our students and parents the path to college,” Graves principal, Dr. Fraijo, stated. “This event is critical because it allows us to pass on crucial information about the road to college."