Three Delaware school districts -- Christina, Brandywine and Cape Henlopen -- have adopted AVID as the framework for accelerating the performance of average students, so that more students -- particularly low income and minority students -- get access to Honors and AP courses that provide the best preparation for college.
This year, the Social Studies Education program will host approximately 110 middle and high school students in the methods course, Kim said.
The pre-college students will also tour the campus with Blue Hen Ambassadors and participate in an interactive session with ASPIRE undergraduates who are teacher education majors, many from underrepresented groups.
The ASPIRE undergrads have developed a curriculum for outreach that incorporates their experiences and provides guidance for students who may face challenges in preparing for competitive college enrollment, Kim said.
"One of our goals is to encourage more students from underrepresented backgrounds to prepare for college with opportunities for study at UD, particularly as teacher education majors, in mind," Kim said.