is a program designed for students who require academic and organizational assistance to meet their goal of attending and graduating from a four-year university. AVID students have the potential to succeed in Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high school, but often need academic support to handle the rigorous coursework. The AVID class, held within the regular school day, provides support, academic monitoring, and peer and college tutoring. The core curriculum includes WICR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading) strategies, which focus on the writing process, Socratic questioning, collaborative learning, and critical reading – all skills required to excel at the university level.
- Academic success in college-preparatory courses.
- Successful completion of college eligibility requirements.
- Enrollment in college-preparatory courses throughout high school to ensure enrollment in a four-year college or university upon graduation.
Student Responsibilities and Requirements:
- Maintain at least a 2.5 academic GPA, satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes. Any senior taking the course for the first time needs a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- AVID is a full-year elective. Applicants are expected to remain enrolled in the program for the entire school year.
- Maintain enrollment in college preparatory classes. All 10th, 11th, and 12th graders taking AVID must be enrolled in at least one Advanced, Honors, or A.P. course.
- Take part in all required AVID curriculum, including actively participating in tutorials, taking Cornell Notes in academic classes, maintaining an AVID-style binder, and attending field trips and other AVID activities.
- Fits the AVID student profile under one or more of the following criteria: is a student in the “academic middle” (2.5 – 3.5 GPA), is a first-generation college student, is from a low-income family, is from a group traditionally underrepresented at the university level, or has special academic or financial circumstances.
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