Student Selection & Expectations

Student Selection

AVID targets students in the academic middle who have the potential to succeed in advanced courses, particularly:

  • First Generation College Students
  • Economically Disadvantaged Students
  • Students from groups underrepresented in higher education
  • Students with special circumstances

The selection process is as follows:

  • Students are recommended to the program by a teacher, counselor, parent or themselves
  • Interested students complete the application process and are interviewed
  • The AVID site team (composed of an administrator, counselor, AVID site coordinator, and teachers) selects students to enroll on their campus

AVID Student Expectations

  1. Students must enroll in the AVID elective course which is taught during the school day.
  2. A contract is signed by the student, parent, AVID Coordinator, AVID Administrator
  3. Students in AVID must commit to taking college-prep courses, including Pre-AP and Advanced Placement.
  4. Students must pursue participation in extracurricular activities and community service.
  5. Students must maintain an AVID binder with an agenda.
  6. Students must have a daily dedicated time for homework, studying and working on projects.

AVID Curriculum

  • Writing - Students receive instruction in writing to learn strategies, the writing process and timed writing
  • College & Careers - Investigation of colleges, college majors and career choices
  • Strategies for Success - Time management, organizational and study skills.

AVID Tutorials

  • Collaborative Study Groups- Facilitated by college students (not one-one tutoring)
  • 10-step Tutorial Process based on Socratic Method - Use of inquiry to guide student learning

A Week in AVID

MONDAY

AVID Curriculum

TUESDAY

Tutorials

WEDNESDAY

AVID Curriculum

THURSDAY

Tutorials

FRIDAY

Guest Speakers

Team Building

Socratic Seminars

Field Trips