Emerson Jr. High School
What is AVID?
AVID is a program that prepares students for potential careers and four-year college eligibility. At Emerson, AVID includes:
- Helping students become more successful in school
- Collaborating with and supporting other students
- Learning about and discussing current events and important teen issues
- Discovering different college and career options
- Participating in UCD student led tutorials
- Improving writing and reading skills
- Learning to study and take notes and stay organized
- Participating in school service projects
- Other activities to help you make your education more meaningful
How will AVID help me?
AVID has a positive impact on students’ academic performance in school. AVID student goals include:
- Academic success in high school preparatory classes
- Successful completion of college eligibility requirements
Developing a growth mindset to make every day better than the day before
Who is in AVID?
AVID students come in all types - but they all have these things in common:
- Average to high SBAC test scores
- A 2.0 - 3.5 GPA
- Need support to reach their college potential
- Desire and determination to be their best self
- Want help in organization, test taking, time management, or study skills
How do I take the AVID elective?
AVID is a year long elective class. To get into either the AVID 8 or AVID 9 elective, please start with completing this application: bit.ly/EmersonAVID18. Also, you can contact Mrs. Wolfe (email@example.com) or your counselor with questions.
Click on the slide show to see Emerson AVID in action!
EMERSON'S AVID SITE TEAM
Emerson's AVID Site Team consists of:
- Scott Thomsen, Principal
- Leigh Choate, Vice Principal
- Camica Edwards, Counselor
- Jennifer Wolfe, Elective teacher/coordinator
- Helen Spangler, Content teacher
- Jason Teves, Content teacher
- Eric Jacobson, Content teacher
- Kathy Koblik, Content teacher
- Josephine Eberle, Content teacher
- Sarah Barnes, Content teacher
- Gina Smith, Content teacher
- Sharon Davies, Content teacher
- Lesli McCutcheon, Librarian