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Two Virginia Beach schools named national models for college and career readiness

Two Virginia Beach schools named national models for college and career readiness
Posted on 05/06/2019

Great Neck and Salem middle schools in Virginia Beach have earned distinction as Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) National Demonstration Schools. This elite designation has been awarded to only approximately 190 of 5,600 AVID schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries or U.S. territories. AVID National Demonstration Schools exhibit a college- and career-readiness culture through rigor and high expectations for all students throughout the school.

"The staff, students and communities at both of these schools should take immense pride in this notable well-deserved, national recognition," said Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. "For these schools as well as all of our 86 sites, it's not about awards or banners, but rather about closing the achievement gap and supporting as well as believing in students so that they can succeed regardless of their ZIP code, background or challenges in life. It truly is teaching all students that they can advance through determination."

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