Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a concept that, in it’s basic form, connects class curriculum to community needs. Teachers are constantly stretched thin with a myriad of competing requirements that pull their attention away from engaging in meaningful education. We want to make it easy for teachers to engage their students while simultaneous giving them more time to complete all of their requirements.
The Classroom Workshop Program is a program with AVID teachers at Franklin High School (FHS) to connect AVID curriculum with CBL curriculum. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a national education organization that prepares students for college, careers, and life through student-centered curriculum. Students in every 9th,10th, and 11th grade AVID classes engage in a monthly workshop throughout the entirety of the school year.
In addition, FHS AVID teachers are requiring their students to volunteer up to 10 hours. We have planned semesterly volunteer opportunity off-site specifically for all AVID students and family members to supplement the workshops. The Volunteer Event Program at FHS also provides ongoing volunteer opportunities to all AVID students.