AVID students visit Texas A&M University

AVID students visit Texas A&M University
Posted on 03/02/2018

Nearly 60 students from Harlandale Middle School’s AVID class visited Texas A&M University in College Station on Feb. 23 to learn about its various programs, resources and curriculum.

During their trip, the eighth-graders had the opportunity to tour the campus, meet with admission counselors and discover new majors and career options. They also spent their lunch time in the Duncan Dining Hall and explored the Memorial Student Center.  

HMS AVID Teacher Kellie George was happy to share this experience with her students as she believes it will help them prepare for college.

“They had such a great time!” she said. “I loved giving them this opportunity and exposure. They were just soaking up all the atmosphere of a college campus.  Many of the kids don't travel outside of San Antonio very often, so I enjoyed the chance.”

In order to finance the trip, the students worked together to host a burger sale and sell tumblers.

“Working hard and then enjoying the reward was another real-life lesson I enjoyed giving them,” George added.

The AVID program works to erase the opportunity gap and provide students with life experiences to boost their academic success and help prepare them for college.

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