On this page (scroll down to the bottom of the page for attached documents) you will find
documents that describe what AVID is
all about, along with current binder grading sheet and tutorial request forms.
AVID--Advancement Via Individual Determination--is a college prep elective program that was first developed in San Diego over 35 years ago and is now offered in 48 US states and several other countries including DOD schools, Australia, and Canada, to serve those students "in the middle" who had a strong desire to go to college. The typical AVID student may lack or have been deficient in the skills and support needed to be successful in not only being accepted into a 4-year university. AVID teaches them to master those skills that would enable them to be proficient not only in rigorous high school courses, but in the advanced levels required in the college setting.
AVID utilizes the WICOR curriculum skills--Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading--and incorporates the use of college tutors twice a week in a collaborative, collegial setting that allows students to explore difficult problems or questions they bring to the bi-weekly tutorial sessions in a non-threatening, collaborative environment that stresses problem-solving and higher level thinking skills.
Additionally, the AVID elective class engages in team-building activities that foster collaboration and problem-solving, and takes two college field trips a year to expose students to the college enviroment. We also teach students how to both speak and write in an articulate manner through a variety of public speaking activities.
For additional information, click on the documents below.
For the 2015-2016 School year, the CNEC AVID program consists of the following courses
Grades 11-12 Elective, taught by Mrs. Erin Garcia, CN English teacher
Grade 9-10 Elective, taught by Ms. Andrea Castro, CN English teacher
Grade 7 Elective, taught by
Mrs. Megan Hernandez, GR 7th AB teacher
Grade 7-8 Elective, taught by
Mrs. Marty Swift, GR 8th AB teacher
For more information on the
CNEC AVID program, contact Erin Garcia, AVID Coordinator at 327-5000 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org