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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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AVIDAdvancement 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,

  • 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

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 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?

  • 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?

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?”

  • 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?”

  • 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

  • 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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