AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
What is AVID?
AVID is a program dedicated to helping student achieve their goal of going to college. Know that students considered for AVID are bright students who might be under-achieving, underserved in the colege system, or first-generation college students. The AVID class, held within the regular school day, provides support, academic monitoring and tutoring. The writing process, Socratic questioning, collaborative learning and reading are the core strategies of the program. In AVID class students will learn organizational, study skills, test preparation, time management and writing process. Students will take college field trips, explore careers, look at post sencondary education choices.
What is Required of an AVID Student?
Each AVID student carries a binder in which he or she is required to keep materials from all academic classes. Student keep track of assignments on assignment sheets and are required to take DAILY notes in all academic classes. The notebooks are graded weekly for content and organization. Students are taught study skills, test preparation, time management and the writing process. Teachers fill out periodic progress reports for monitoring by the AVID teacher.
AVID class is where students learn organization, study skills, test preparation, time management, the writing process, take college field trips, explore careers, look at post sencondary education choices, etc. Communication with the AVID teacher and parents is essential. The AVID teacher will contact you to share your student's prgress and to check in about any of your concerns.
Ben Kirkwold - 8th Grade; email@example.com
Ashley Bialke - 7th Grade; firstname.lastname@example.org
Leif Volz - 6th Grade; email@example.com