AVID 2016-2017

Information and Application



  • AVID is a school wide college-readiness system that works to influence the instruction, systems, leadership, and culture of the entire campus.
  • AVID addresses college readiness for ALL students, particularly those who would be first-generation college-goers.
  • OUR MISSION: To close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

At the high school and middle level, AVID impacts an entire school system by transforming the instruction, systems, leadership, and culture of a school. At the core of AVID at the high school and middle level is the AVID Elective class where students are enrolled in a school’s most rigorous classes, such as Advanced Placement® (AP) and receive support in the AVID Elective class—taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher. The goal of AVID at the secondary level is to ensure college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities.

Each component in the AVID College Readiness System has continuity to the next through the basic tenets of AVID that include Essentials, WICOR, and a site team. With AVID Elective students, ALL ethnicities complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate of 89% or higher.

What does AVID do?

· Develops readers and writers

· Develops deep content knowledge

· Teaches content-specific strategies
for reading, writing, thinking,
and speaking

· Develops habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge
and abilities

How does AVID work?

  • Accelerates under-achieving students who have potential into more rigorous courses
  • Teaches academic and social skills not targeted in other classes
  • Provides intensive support with in-class tutors and
    a strong student/teacher relationship
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope and personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

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Dates to Remember*

3/4/16 - Applications Due

3/15/16 - Notifications

3/22/16 & 3/24/16 -Interviews

4/4/16 -Acceptance letters

Using the links below, begin your journey to be a part of the

Lake Highlands AVID family.

*Dates are subject to change; please check for updates


Please fill out the above form to apply to be a part of the AVID elective course.

Parent Letter and Grade Form

Please Print and sign the 2nd page of this document.

Teacher Recommendation Form

Follow the link to the 2016-2017 Teacher Recommendation Form. You must have 2 recommendations on file for your application to be complete

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If you have additional questions please contact Matthew Morris, Site Coordinator, at matthew.morris@risd.org or 469.593.1207