Our AVID Staff:
Kim Stewart, Coordinator, Avid IV
Joelle Russell, Avid I
Alison Howard, Avid II
Chris Munger, Avid II
David Brown, Avid III
AVID is for students who are:
- hardworking, but may need extra support
achieving grades of Bs, Cs, or Ds, but who are motivated to be more successful
interested in college and fulfilling the necessary A-G requirements
looking to take AP and Honors classes
often first generation college students
often looking to exit an ELD program and excel in college level classes
The AVID class is an elective within the school day taken every year of high school. AVID focuses on students who have the potential to go to college. If accepted into the AVID program, a commitment every year of high school is made. An average week in the AVID class consists of :
- Tutorials: small groups who work with peers and/or avid tutors to help them better understand their academic curriculum.
- AVID curriculum: strategies for writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading.
- Socratic Seminars: student led discussions similar to what goes on in many colleges with a goal of better understanding a topic through listening and speaking strategies.
- Teambuilding exercises: helps students learn to collaborate with each other.
- Guest speakers: teaches students about potential careers, colleges, study habits, life plans and college preparation.
AVID also takes 1-2 field trips a year to visit colleges and universities. The program also focuses on organization. Students are required to:
- Keep an organized 3-ring binder for all their classes
Take Cornell notes or keep learning logs everyday in their academic classes
Closely monitor their grades in those classes with assignment logs. Grade checks are taken to classes and brought home to parents frequently to help monitor progress. Assignment logs help students keep track of their grades and allow students to calculate their own grades any time they want.