The first group of students to complete four years in a Utah high school's Advancement Via Individual Determination -- or AVID -- program is set to graduate this spring. The program targets students who would be the first generation in their families to go to college, and offers them instruction and support, from note-taking to college-admissions essays. Several of the 22 students left the program for various reasons, but all 16 who remain are headed to college. AVID is offered in 26 Utah schools.

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