AVID is not just another program… at its heart, AVID is a philosophy to hold students accountable to the highest standards by providing academic and social support.
WHAT IS AVID?
WHO IS THE AVID STUDENT?
AVID students are in the academic middle. They are capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered. The AVID student:
has few to no attendance or discipline issues.
is possibly a first generation college student (first member of the family to attend college).
comes from an “underrepresented” group (see below).
has grades in the A-D+ range.
has a desire to attend a four year college or university(possibly 2 year community college).
has a voluntarily decision by the student, NOT the parent
demonstrates individual determination and desire to be successful.
Non-negotiable: Student must demonstrate a desire to commit to AVID.
WHY DOES AVID WORK?
AVID holds all students to high expectations. With AVID as part of the curriculum:
100% of North Carolina Seniors graduated from high school in 2018.
Maintained a 3.5 average high school GPA.
82% applied to a four-year college/university and 77% were accepted.
WHAT ARE AVID EXPECTATIONS?
Recommendation of one year or more commitment an AVID
Must attend AVID elective class
Participation in tutorials, collaborative groups, field trips, Socratic seminars, Philosophical chairs, and motivational activities
Maintain satisfactory attendance and citizenship in all classes
Display positive, respectful behavior in all classes
Maintain the digital AVID ebinder with Cornell notes in all classes
Maintain a grades of C+ or higher
Complete all homework assignments and commit to studying every night
Signed AVID Contract
What AVID Is Not:
A remedial program
A free ride
A school within a school
A quick fix
AVID has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap.
Who Are We?
This is AVID
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BMS AVID STUDENTS
Meet our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade AVID classes.