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Once student numbers are determined, the AVID Site Team should work with administration to ensure sufficient sections are offered throughout the school day and selected Elective teachers have been/will be trained to meet each site's needs. Each team should clearly articulate and adhere to the screening process to be followed and begin calendaring time to screen applicants and conduct interviews with students. Attention should be given to ensuring that students are simultaneously placed in rigorous classes. The overall emphasis is on promoting AVID as a college-prep program that has successfully helped students around the globe meet their potential and be sufficiently prepared to not only enter, but persist in a 4-year university.
AVID Student Criteria
AVID, a college readiness system, is designed to support students who may be the first in their families to attend college, are historically underrepresented at four-year colleges, possess 2.0-3.5 grade point averages and are deemed in the "academic middle" and are determined to go to college. Each interested student must complete an application, take part in an interview and be selected by the site team.
AVID students are expected to take one or more rigorous courses, including Algebra in the eighth grade and honors/accelerated or Advanced Placement courses. Additionally students participate in field-trips as well as leadership and community service activities.
National Research Study Confirms Minority and Low Socioeconomic Students Outpace Peers Into Second Year in College
AVID Center's CEO, Dr. Sandy Husk stated, "Considering that more than two-thirds of the AVID graduates are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and minority populations, that AVID graduates outpaced their national cohorts in persisting in college is a testament to both the determination of the students and teachers, and the AVID strategies and skills that were used and learned during high school."
Community Colleges Offering 4-yr Bachelor's Degree Programs!
Governor's Proposed 2015-2016 State Budget
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Common Core and AVID Critical Reading Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 5th, 4-6pm
PDC, 680 L St., Ste.C, Chula Vista, CA, 91911
Registration is free! Space is limited to 50 particiants! Register by going to my.avid.org > Event Registration > CA Divisional Regional Events > AVID and CCSS Workshop Chula Vista.
AVID Summer Institute Reminder
California registration will open on on February 9th. Early registration fees will be received up until May 1st and will cost $699. After this date, the fees will increase to $769.