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AVID Students in SUSD Outperform Students Nationally in FAFSA, College Application Completion and College Acceptance

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New 2018-2019 data has been released on the success of last year’s graduating class of students participating in SUSD's AVID program-- a nationally-recognized program that helps students navigate the college application process, and build the academic and soft skills needed to succeed in college and the workforce of the future.

Last year, 96% of Stockton Unified School District seniors participating in AVID completed a FAFSA application, compared to the national rate of 61%. Likewise, 96% of AVID students applied to a four-year college, and 92% were accepted. Nationally, 81% of high school students aspire to earn a bachelor’s degree yet less than 50% actually enroll at a four-year university.

“We congratulate Stockton Unified School District for its demonstrated commitment to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education. The milestones announced today reflect the Stockton Unified School District's holistic approach to college readiness -- starting with building a culture of high expectations among teachers and students, and including the delivery of rigorous, student-centric instruction that prepares them for college-level work,” said Dr. Sandy Husk, former school superintendent and CEO of AVID. “We are proud to be part of Stockton Unified School District's work to ensure all students can reach their full potential.”

Stockton Unified School District joins over 7,000 K-12 schools and districts across 47 states that partner with AVID to build a safe and open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms. To learn more, visit

Infograpgic showing how SUSD AVID seniors compare to the national average.