AVID Curriculum

Sophomore Year:

· Develop study skills, college readiness, post-high school opportunities, and volunteerism.

· Focus on note taking and questioning skills, tutorial, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

· Guest speakers such as college representatives, college students, and professionals from the community.

· Create a personal resume, research colleges, prepare for standardized testing, and understand scores.

· Participate in college campus tours (U of I, LCSC, C of I, ISU and BSU to name a few).

Junior Year:

· Continue improving college readiness skills and taking increasingly challenging courses.

· Focus on community service and leadership opportunities like applying to Boise Leadership Academy, working with the Borah Bridge program, and hosting Lions’ Den.

· Deepen communications skills.

· Research and begin applying for colleges and scholarships.

Senior Year:

· Continue to improve and refine college readiness skills and taking increasingly challenging courses.

· Maintain service and leadership involvement.

· Focus on college and scholarship applications; this year the school district alone offered $60,000 for district AVID students.

· Take the one-credit Boise State concurrent offering, University 100: High School to College Transition.

· Study financial aid, personal budgeting, college majors, and specialty programs such as study abroad.