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AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination. 2007 - Program Update. The Mission of AVID. The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle: will succeed in rigorous curriculum,

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Avid advancement via individual determination

AVIDAdvancement Via Individual Determination

2007 - Program Update

The mission of avid

The Mission of AVID

The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle:

  • will succeed in rigorous curriculum,

  • will complete a rigorous college preparatory path,

  • will enter mainstream activities of the school,

  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and

  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

Avid student profile

AVID Student Profile

Students with Academic Potential:

  • Average to high test scores

  • 2.0 – 3.5 GPA

  • College potential with support

  • Desire and determination

    Meets selection criterion of:

  • First to attend college

  • Historically underserved in 4-year colleges

  • Special circumstances

Avid aligns with ksd mission successfully prepare all students for their future

AVID aligns with KSD Mission:“Successfully Prepare All Students For Their Future”

  • AVID is an in-school academic support program designed to help students prepare for four-year college eligibility. Currently located at Kent-Meridian, Kentridge, Mill Creek and Sequoia.

  • AVID targets the student in the “academic middle” who are under represented in college.

  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their family.

  • AVID has increased the number of minority students in honors and AP courses.

Avid in kent


  • Kentridge – 64 students - grades 9-11

  • Kent-Meridian - 49 students - grades 9 &10

  • Mill Creek – 40 students - grades 7 & 8

  • Sequoia – 45 students - grades 7 & 8

What does the data tells us

What does the data tells us?

  • All AVID students are enrolled in college preparatory courses

    • Mill Creek – students successfully completing accelerated math courses

    • AVID students enrolled in one or more honors level or advanced math course

    • AVID students GPA reflect success in rigorous courses

    • Kentridge – 23 AVID juniors are taking 39 AP or Honors courses

    • AVID has increased the percentage of minority students represented in honors and AP courses

What do avid students say

What do AVID students say?

AVID Student Survey results:

  • 85 % yesI feel more confident about school.

  • 95% yes I feel my AVID teacher cares about me and advocates for me.

  • 97% yes I plan on attending college.

Student voice what has helped me most in avid

Student Voice – “What has helped me most in AVID?”

  • The feeling like I have a future. Before joining AVID, I was lost in what I wanted to do with my life, but now I feel secure because AVID has helped me choose what is right for me and what I want to do when I am older.

    - KR student

  • I have more confidence and self-discipline. I can motivate myself in all that I do. – KM student

  • Thinking and mapping out my future has pushed me to achieve higher grades than I thought I was capable of. - KR student

  • It teaches you how to advocate for yourself. So now I am speaking more for myself. – KM student

Student voice what positive changes have you seen in yourself since being in avid

Student Voice – “What positive changes have you seen in yourself since being in AVID?”

  • I have been more responsible and confident with my daily school work. -SQ student

  • Last year I wasn’t in AVID and all I got was D’s, C’s, and F’s. Now that I pay more attention and the ways AVID taught me I get all B’s now! – MC student

  • I have seen a boost in my grades and my self-confidence. -SQ student

  • I started caring more about my work than I used to which helped me with my grades. – MC student

Expansion plans for 2007 08

Expansion Plans for 2007-08

  • Add AVID at Kentlake and Kentwood

  • Expand AVID strategies for organization, Cornell note taking, higher order thinking skills, and peer collaboration to SLC’s in each school

  • Seek funding source to expand to all middle schools in 08-09

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