AVID Syllabus
AVID Syllabus

Mrs. Alsena Edwards

Spring Valley High School

120 Sparkleberry Lane

Columbia, SC 29229

803.699.3500 ext.69373 aedwards@richland2.org

"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew" Deuteronomy 32:2

Course Description:

AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination; therefore, students will need to understand that are to key their success in the program. This course is designed to prepare and educate the determined, college prep students while using rigorous curriculum, community involvement and school/community services in order to enroll in a four-year college. It also includes instruction in study skills, organization skills, communication skills, reading comprehension , writing, collaboration, inquiry and test-taking strategies.

Welcome Parents, Guardians and students,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself;

- Graduate of Louisiana Tech University--Go Bulldogs!!! and Louisiana College

-Moved to South Carolina (from Ferriday, Louisiana) over 16 years ago

- Enjoy running, gardening and reading

About me:

Louisiana Tech University-BFA

Louisiana Tech University-BA

Louisiana College-Re Certification in Special Education

Lesley University-MEd

Teaching in Richland 2 for over 16 years


Please check class sites for lesson plans. class schedule and assignments

Parent Portal

The State newspaper


Class Schedule:

1st- Freshmen intervention

2nd- AVID 2

3rd- AVID 3

4th- AVID 4

5th- AVID 1

6th - AVID 1

7th- Planning


Point recovery policy: Students will have an opportunity to earn additional points towards most tests or quiz called "credit recovery" by completing additional content questions. The amount of points is selected by the teacher. This policy applies to most, not all.