JCMS AVID

October 22, 2020

AVID's Mission

AVID is an elective college preparatory program preparing students for college and career-readiness success.


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

What is AVID?

What Is AVID

7th grade Focus for the Year

The seventh grade AVID Elective course builds upon the components of the AVID philosophy. Students will refine short- and long-term goals, and will start working on intrapersonal and interper-sonal skills. Students will take an active role in their learning, understanding the roles of all members in assignments and collaborative lessons. They will expand their knowledge bases of note-taking, in relation to studying and test prepara-tion. Students will be exposed to different field trips, guest speakers and research, to increase their knowledge of college and career options.

8th Grade Focus for the year

The eighth grade AVID Elective course is the year of preparation for high school. Students will refine previous goals, focusing on their transition to high school as part of a college preparatory path. Their writing will focus on com-pleting all steps of the writing process and varying style, word choice, vocabu-lary, structure and voice. Students will transition from active learners to lead-ers. Other areas of focus include in-creasing the use of technology and building upon their test preparation and test-taking knowledge. Students will become more involved in the presentations of guest speakers and field trips, particularly as they relate to

preparation and prior knowledge. Students will also participate in col-lege preparatory testing and build connections with the high school they will attend.

Fall Family Night

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

AVID Family Nights are put on by our AVID Site Team in efforts to provide valuable information to families for their child’s success. We include fun activities to connect with your student and other AVID families as well as information on financial aid, high school enrollment, the AVID Elective basics, and college preparation.


Students who attend and remain online for the event will be entered into a prize drawing!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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