What is AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)?
AVID is an elective class offered to selected students who would like to prepare for success in middle school, high school and beyond. In middle school, our task is to prepare our students to succeed in higher level courses and college preparatory high school classes. Students in the AVID program are less likely to require remediation courses in college, get accepted to the college of their own choice, and are more likely to finish college within 4 years. Students will learn specific skills in the AVID course that will help them achieve in all courses.
The AVID elective class meets each day for the entire school year. The curriculum focuses on teaching students time management skills, study skills, and strategies that benefit students in their core classes to increase enrollment in honors courses and improve overall grade point averages. Twice a week, students will participate in tutorials wherein tutors provide content area support in math, English, social studies and science. One day a week will be set aside for motivational activities including college and career activities, guest speakers, and field trips.
What are the requirements to be in the AVID elective?
AVID is open for student who:
- have average to high test scores
- 2.0-3.5 GPA
- good attendance
- desire and determination
- potential to take an honors course with support
Need more information?
Email Stacie Hogue at email@example.com
ID parents encourage their student(s) to achieve academically, support school attendance, participate in site meetings and maintain contact with the AVID site team.
Ways to help you student(s) at home:
Discuss Student Progress
- Make a point to talk to your student about school. Avoid asking how was your day and instead try: "Tell me one thing that you learned today?", "How did you help somebody today?", "If I called your teacher tonight, what would he/she tell me about you?".
- Check Infinite Campus on a regular basis and talk to your student about grades and performance.
- Ask to see your student's resource binder.
- Review tutorial request forms and see what kind of questions he/she is asking in class.
- Talk to your student about his/her friends in AVID.
- Be supportive of your student's goals.
Encourage Good Study Habits
- Provide a quiet time and place for your student to do his/her homework.
- Show you care about what your student is studying by asking about topics in particular classes.
- Praise your student when you review notes.
- Allow your student to read to you and discuss the book or article.
- Challenge your students to think deeper about the readings by asking inquiry questions.
- Volunteer to help you student study for upcoming tests.