Batesburg-Leesville Middle School Hosts Annual AVID Career Day
Batesburg-Leesville, SC - On Friday, December 21st students in grades 6 through 8 at B-L Middle School participated in the school’s annual AVID Career Day. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program that uses proven, research-based practices to help close the achievement gap by helping all students prepare for success in college and/or their future careers.
Twenty-nine professionals presented during the event and gave students information about their careers. Prior to the AVID Career Day, students at BLMS completed a career assessment survey so that they could better determine their future professional interests. Then, they were able to select which speaker presentations they wanted to attend.
Faculty members at BLMS say the goal of the event is to connect the classroom to the real world so that students can link learning with their long-term goals, thus realizing the value of education. In addition, students are able to broaden their knowledge of careers that are available to them and speak with live persons from their professions of interest, therefore making the opportunities more realistic.