TBMS AVID

"College isn't our dream, it's our plan!"

Mission

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing ALL students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID is...

AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 6-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID places academically average students in advanced classes. AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families. AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.


The AVID Student

AVID targets students in the academic middle ( B, C, and even D students) - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are often times falling short of their potential. Traditionally, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID provides these students with the support they need to get them on the college track.


AVID Objective

  • To provide academic instruction and other support to students.

  • To prepare students for eligibility to four-year universities and colleges.

  • To give students organizational skills.

  • To motivate students to achieve academic success.

  • To increase the participants levels of career awareness.

  • To increase the participants exposure to colleges through field trips.

  • To increase participants public speaking skills.

  • To increase participants academic confidence.

AVID Activities

  • Learning with cross-age tutors

  • Writing skills

  • Developing success strategies

  • College and Career research

  • Use of technology imbedded

  • Visiting college campuses (2-3 field trips)

  • Collaborative projects

  • Use of Cornell Notes

  • Socratic Seminars

  • Philosophical Chairs

  • Tutorials

  • Team building activities

  • School-wide AVID events (Halloween Spooktacular Dance and Spring Neon Dance)

  • Grade-level lunch time activities