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Thomasville City schools get AVID about changing education

The Thomasville City School District is changing education by implementing AVID. (Source: WALB) The Thomasville City School District is changing education by implementing AVID. (Source: WALB)
Superintendent Dr. Laine Reichert (Source: WALB) Superintendent Dr. Laine Reichert (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The Thomasville City School District plans to implement a new system next year to help prepare students for college and career paths.

The district plans to implement a new system called Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID.

The system will shift schools to a student-centered approach.

Superintendent Dr. Laine Reichert told our partners with the "Thomasville Times-Enterprise" that this system represents a change in culture and expectations for students.

Right now the school system is implementing AVID at three schools across the district, MacIntyre Park Middle, Thomasville High and Harper Elementary.

"AVID will create a college-going culture throughout the district so students will be prepared and enabled to go to two, four-year institutions, even if they choose another path they will have the tools necessary," said Reichert.

Students at MacIntyre Park Middle and Thomasville High must qualify to take the class. Typically, they have a 2 to 3.5 GPA, decent test-taking skills, good attendance and little to no discipline issues.

Applications for Thomasville High students will be accepted until Friday. 

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