AVID grant applications now being accepted

  • The Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, has announced the availability of grants to help schools prepare students to succeed in college. Grants are available through the advancement via individual determination (AVID) program.
  • AVID is a national initiative that works within the regular school day and includes tutoring and an elective class on college preparation, writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading skills.

    The grants are offered over a two-year period and provide support for teacher training and implementation of the program. Schools may receive approximately $16,575 for the first year, and $7,500 for the second.

    Application deadline is Feb. 11. For application materials or more information, call Regina Kuczbanski at (732) 564-1189 or visit cesp.rutgers.edu/avid.

    Ocean County College holiday performances

    Yates Musical Theatre will present “A Christmas Carol,” the story of Scrooge, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at Ocean County College (OCC), 2 Campus Drive, Toms River. The production includes music, dancing and children. The cost for tickets is $8 per person. Call the box office at (732) 255-0500 to purchase tickets.