East Junior High AVID
AVID Program Description
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program designed to give the necessary support to students typically identified as the academic intermediate so that they can attend college and achieve their fullest potential. This is done through an expectation of rigor and support through a variety of AVID systems: Focused Notes, Tutorial Groups, Organizational Tools, etc.
Inquiry Based Learning
The AVID program serves to support its students through an emphasis on WICOR curricular strategies, which include writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. By reinforcing study and organizational skills, and encouraging students to take more rigorous and challenging classes, the program seeks to ultimately prepare them for success at a college or university. Students are given the resources to help them apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants and to colleges and universities of their interest.
Bi-Weekly Collaborative Study Groups with Professional Tutors
The best way to support the students taking risks and pushing themselves personally and academically is to build a strong support system through the "AVID family." The bonds created in the AVID classes are part of the magic formula that makes AVID such a success. We mix in hard work with fun activities in and out of school.
Leadership and Community Service
There is a strong curricular focus on leadership development as the ultimate goal of the AVID program is to support students to become educated and responsible participants and leaders in society. Community service is advocated throughout the program as students are encouraged to be active members of their school and community.
Students are taken on field trips to various colleges and universities throughout their time in the program to familiarize them with the many post-secondary options available.