avid

 What is AVID?

AVID ~ Advancement Via Individual Determination

avid: adj. (L. avidus, eager for knowledge)

Online application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ABKF3PDbFTM6rf7nkyh3i_VgnkMeWUfHZArT0bg49u8/viewform?usp=send_form

What AVID does:

Teaches motivated kids how to achieve academic and personal goals through reading, writing, inquiry, collaboration and organization. We also go on field trips and have guest speakers to enhance the learning process.

Why?:

In an effort to close the achievement gap, placing the right kids in the right elective is imperative. AVID is for motivated individuals who are seemingly “stuck” in the middle and can’t seem to get out. Here are some possible reasons kids are stuck in the middle:

  • SED
  • 1st generation (college graduation)
  • Underrepresented
  • Family issues: divorce, single family, moved
  • 504/IEP
  • Other

In addition:

  • They should not be a behavior issue. If anything, they’re usually the shy/quiet one who doesn’t think they are the right kid for this class.
  • They could get anywhere from Cs-As. Usually B/C type of a kid.
  • May not know how to work within the academic system due to organizational issues, etc.
  • Despite any issue they may be dealing with, they must be motivated!

Benefits:

Small class size

Individual and group tutoring and instruction weekly

Hands on learning

Organizational help

Research skills

College visitation

Community outreach

Networking skills

*Students who do not fulfill the AVID requirements may be reassigned to a different elective class

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