AVID Takes a Tour of UCI


Photo Courtesy of L. Swarm

BYMS and EHS AVID students toured the University of California at Irvine (UCI) on June 1st.

To go on the field trip, the AVID students couldn’t have F’s or N’s and U’s in their grades to be able to go to UCI. At the beginning of the trip the AVID students started to go on a tour, then went to the food court. They had a choice of pizza, subway, panda express, In and Out, or Wendys. At UCI the AVID students got to learn all about the college, college history, the mascot, the students, and how to get into the college.

AVID takes students to colleges because “We like to take a few college field trips each year so that our AVID students see for themselves what a college looks.  Instead of just hearing from us what college is like, they get to see and hear from a college student.  It helps our students to visualize themselves attending college someday,” according to eighth grade AVID teacher, Mrs. Swarm.

“The best part of the trip was hearing from a former student of Mrs. Swarm’s.  She told the students how important it was to start thinking about what their passions and skills are so they can focus on a major that will fit them in college.  She gave a lot of insight into college life and having a career afterward,” stated Mrs. Cyrus.