AVID Program

AVID Mission

 

AVID Mission

 

What is AVID?

(Advancement Via Individual Determination) 

In middle school, our task is to prepare our students to be College and Career Ready. In AVID, students are given the support and instruction they need to succeed.

The AVID coordinator and AVID teachers, along with college tutors and a school site team, provide the necessary support for students who might otherwise not aspire to go to college. By being enrolled in rigorous classes with the tutorial support provided in the AVID elective, student grade point averages rise, increasing numbers of students enroll in honors classes and algebra in eighth grade, and these students, who are typically not involved in the school community, come to share a sense of school pride and become role models among their peers.AVID motivates students and provides the skills and confidence to reach their goals.

Above Schedule is not the actual schedule but a example of what the AVID schedule will look like. 

AVID curriculum days focus on the integration of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading (WICR methodology). Curricular days also develop students’ Cornell Note-taking skills, study skills, and facilitating time management and goal setting strategies. Weekly tutorials provide content area support in math, English, social studies and science. Enrichment days include college and career activities, guest speakers from area colleges and local professionals, and field trips to local colleges and universities.

 

 What are the requirements to take an AVID class?

For the 2015 - 2016 school year, the AVID program will be available for students in grades 7th and 8th demonstrating great potential as leaders and are on track to be college-bound. AVID candidates demonstrate a willingness to work hard and push themselves, and have put in place the necessary pieces to be college-bound by the end of their high school career.

AVID looks for students who have:

  • good grades,
  • desire to take Pre-AP classes,
  • good attendance record,
  • good character, and
  • the desire, determination, and work ethic to take challenging courses, and do well in them

Space is limited, however, those who are first college-bound students in their families, or economically disadvantaged are given priority in the application process.