AVID- Advancement Via Individual Determination
At the secondary grade levels (7th-12th grades), AVID is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. For one class period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other student.
The AVID Student
AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.
Designed to encourage average students to become university students.
Exposes students to the organization and study skills necessary to compete with high achieving students in advanced courses.
Field trips to colleges, universities and other cultural events.
Students become familiar with the different tests, forms, and applications necessary for admission into four-year colleges and universities.
Teacher recommendation REQUIRED