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AVID Overview

What is AVID?
  • A college preparatory program
  • An academic elective class
  • A program that helps students qualify for attendance to a four-year college or university
AVID Objectives
  • To provide academic instruction and support to students
  • To prepare students for eligibility to a four-year college or university
  • Reinforce students college level skills and habits
  • To increase the coping skills of program participants
  • To motivate program students to seek a college education
  • To increase the participant's level of career awareness
What Do We Do in AVID?
  • Tutoring from college tutors
  • Implementing WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading)
  • Developing college success strategies
  • Applying for colleges, scholarships , and FAFSA
  • Career exploration and creating a professional portfolio
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • College admission preparation
  • Participating in extracurricular activities and community service
  • Engaging in Socratic Seminar/Philosophical Chairs
  • Collaborating in group tutorials with college tutor support
Who May Participate?
  • Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and
  • Have appropriate classroom behavior
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA 
  • Have a good attendance record
  • Are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
  • Are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses
  • Are willing to complete the required hours of community service per year