What is AVID?
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a structured researched-based College and Career Readiness System. It is a school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor.
The AVID elective targets those who are capable of completing a college-prep path with support through the AVID elective class. The class supports motivated students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. It also allows students the ability to foster leadership skills both within their school and throughout their community.
What is the AVID Elective at the secondary level?
The AVID Elective class supports motivated students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students engage in a curriculum that enhances their knowledge on note-taking, time management, organization, writing, and research while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutorials that are facilitated by college students and adults and provides support for success in their academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities, and college admission requirement information.
Who are AVID Elective students at the secondary level?
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Bi-Weekly Tutorials with Professional Tutors
AVID students have skilled tutors, often college students, to help them with their studies.
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 Elective is to support students to become educated and responsible participants and leaders in society. Community service is advocated throughout the course 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 AVID Elective to familiarize them with the many post-secondary options available.
College and Career Readiness Skills
AVID Elective Student Expectations
AVID students will maintain satisfactory citizenship and character in all classes.
AVID students will maintain the district 90% attendance policy.
AVID students will maintain a minimum 2.0 in 7th and 8th grade and 2.5 in 9th -12th grade overall GPA without an F in any class.
AVID students will enroll in college-preparatory courses, including accelerated and/or advanced placement courses.
AVID students will demonstrate an effort to be an active participant in all classes, be prepared for all classes with all assigned work completed on time, and take Focused Notes as required.
AVID students will come prepared for tutorial sessions and actively participate.
AVID students will prepare for college entrance exams.
AVID students will participate in fundraising projects.
AVID students understand that they must meet the academic requirement of a 2.0/2.5 or higher and be in good standing in their classes to be allowed to attend field trips.