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Hillsboro schools net $220,880 Nike grant

Money will enhance local district's AVID program

The Nike School Innovation Fund (NSIF) has awarded the Hillsboro School District a grant of $222,880 to support the expansion of AVID —Advancement Via Individual Determination — programs at the district’s four high schools.

AVID programs are in place at each Hillsboro high school and middle school. The AVID program provides students with the learning strategies and support to select more rigorous courses, increase their achievement and apply for college or other post-secondary programs.

These programs are particularly useful for students who are first-generation college-goers.

Hillsboro’s high schools were among 50 statewide that were awarded grants to support: rigorous instruction and programming for all students with coaching and support from AVID and other NSIF consultants or programs; best practice training at a professional development summer institute for 120 teachers, counselors and principals; school leadership training; and materials and support from Nike leaders in partnership with the Oregon-based EPIC (Educational Policy Improvement Center).

“We are extremely grateful to the Nike School Innovation Fund for their ongoing commitment to improving education in Oregon,” said Superintendent Mike Scott.

“Their current focus on enhancing college and career readiness aligns perfectly with Hillsboro’s efforts in this area.”

This year, Hillsboro added a college and career pathways coordinator at the district level to oversee career counseling at the middle and high school levels.


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