"College isn't our dream, it's our plan!"
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.
Team Building Activities
Students participate in team building activities on Fun Fridays.
Students have an opportunity to attend field trips to various colleges in the area.
Students participate in student led tutorials with cross-age tutors weekly.
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.
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.
Learning with cross-age tutors
Developing success strategies
College and Career research
Use of technology imbedded
Visiting college campuses (2-3 field trips)
Use of Cornell Notes
Team building activities
School-wide AVID events (Halloween Spooktacular Dance and Spring Neon Dance)
- Grade-level lunch time activities
6th Grade AVID Elective Teacher and AVID Site Coordinator
7th Grade AVID Elective Teacher
8th Grade AVID Elective Teacher