BGCDC NEW ANNUAL REPORT

EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT

AVID/TOPS

Advancement Via Individual Determination/Teens of Promise (AVID/TOPS) is a high intensity, in-school and out-of-school partnership between Madison Metropolitan School District (AVID) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County (TOPS). AVID/ TOPS members increase their GPAs, attendance, high school graduation rate, college acceptance, college persistence and college completion. AVID/College Club Our Cherokee Heights and James C. Wright Middle School partnerships served 134 members in 7th & 8th grade through virtual college field trips, guest speakers, and experiential learning opportunities! AVID/College Ready Scholars Verona Area High School expanded to include an AVID elective class for 128 members! With this expansion came an additional class of 9th graders, with a plan to double our program size in the next 4 years! BGCDC staff connected students with 9 tutors who provide coaching during their free lunch time for additional academic support. AVID/TOPS Program focused on supporting students in 9 – 12 grade to develop the writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading skills needed to be college and career ready. • 91% of AVID/TOPS members were retained this school year (20-21) • 84% of AVID/TOPS seniors class of 2021 took at least one AP Class • 75% of AVID/TOPS seniors applied to 3+ colleges • 75% of the Class of 2021 enrolled on-time in college • 44% of AVID/TOPS juniors earned a 3.0+ GPA TOPS College Success Program The TOPS College Success Program, a continuation of the AVID/TOPS high school program, supports AVID/TOPS graduates in persisting through the college enrollment process to college graduation. • 46.4% of the Class of 2015 have earned a degree in 6 years since high school graduation • 68% of the Class of 2020 persisted to their 2nd year of college

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