Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective program that helps students to achieve the necessary requirements and skills to be eligible for university acceptance. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The program has two major components: tutorials and AVID curriculum. Tutorials occur 2 times per week. Tutorials are small study groups that are facilitated by peer tutors who assist students with their studies. Each AVID student is to come prepared for the tutorial with questions from their core or college classes. Field trips may be scheduled to visit local colleges and universities, providing students with the opportunity to visit the institutions firsthand.
What are AVID student expectations?
Maintain at least a “B” average
Show great citizenship & attendance
Maintain an organized binder
Take Cornell Notes or complete a learning log for each class, every day.
Participate in weekly tutorials
Write, Question, Collaborate, and Read
Take AP classes when appropriate
Take PSAT, SAT, and/or ACT tests
Remain in the program for the entire year and preferably for the remainder of your high school career
Be a well-rounded student
Apply to several colleges or universities
What are AVID parent expectations?
AVID parents are expected to encourage their students to achieve academically, to maintain regular contact with the AVID Elective teacher and to become involved in the activities of the AVID program.
What happens in the AVID program?
The AVID Elective program is three-pronged:
1) Students receive academic instruction in writing, note-taking, studying, test-taking, and organizing,
2) Students receive academic support from through collaborative tutorial groups and peer counseling,
3) Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through goal setting, rigorous classes, cultural and college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building.
How do you recognize an AVID student?
The AVID student carries a 3in. 3 ring binder, takes Cornell notes in classes or complete a learning log, is prepared for class, is a positive role model for others, and is "on track" for college.
What are AVID results?
Over 95% of students who have graduated from AVID programs have enrolled in four-year colleges and universities. Two years later, 89% are still enrolled