The AVID class of WPHS was taken to a field trip last Friday, September 7, to get an idea of what a college is like, and the different options that these can offer.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), is a college program designed to help high school students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program makes emphasis on growing students’ writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.
“I saw a lot of things,” said Lindsey Ramirez, a junior at WPHS, who went to the field trip.”I saw a nursing place, it was like a realistic hospital, and I also saw a lot of tutoring places.” This field trip gave students the opportunity of visualizing what it is to be in a college, not only they saw it, but they also experienced some classes physically.
“It was a fun experience and it helped me learn new stuff,” WPHS sophomore Annika Taittonen said, “This type of field trips can help us learn what would be best for us in college and choose the correct one.” “
Lindsey Ramirez, WPHS junior, said, “The college was offering associate degrees, financial scholarships and it also suggested other colleges so that we could choose.”
These kind of programs open up options for the academic future of high school students by taking them to different places where they can learn what awaits them in the future; it gives students a new perspective of the options and opportunities that are available.