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TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL. What is AVID?. AVID is school-wide academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success Specifically targets and serves students who are minority, rural, low-income who do not have a college-going tradition in their families

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Technology high school

TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL


What is avid

What is AVID?

  • AVID is school-wide academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success

  • Specifically targets and serves students who are minority, rural, low-income who do not have a college-going tradition in their families

  • AVID is for all students

  • AVID is now prevalent in many schools and districts throughout the nation


What avid is not

What AVID is NOT

  • AVID is NOT a remedial program

  • AVID is NOT a free ride

  • AVID is NOT a niche program

  • AVID is NOT a college outreach program

    • It DOES provide essential strategic skills to specifically prepare students for college


Strategic socialization

“Strategic Socialization”

  • Organization and study habits

  • Effective questioning and active learning

  • Class participation and peer collaboration

  • Ability to synthesize information


Habits of mind closely related to college readiness

Habits of Mind Closely Related to College Readiness

  • Intellectual openness

  • Inquisitiveness

  • Analysis

  • Reasoning, argumentation, proof

  • Interpretation

  • Precision and accuracy

  • Problem solving


Avid target student group

AVID Target Student Group

  • Ability:

    • The targeted AVID students typically receive C and B grades but are capable of much higher success

    • AVID students succeed in college preparatory courses with support

  • Desire and Determination:

    • AVID students want to attend college 

    • AVID students are willing to work hard to get there

  • Serving Typically Disenfranchised groups:

    • In many cases, AVID students come from a low-income household, and typically do not have access to essential resources, information, and opportunities to advance themselves academically or socially

    • In many cases AVID students will be the first in their family to attend college 

    • Without AVID many targeted students are historically unlikely to attend college


Avid student culture

AVID Student Culture…

  • Take College Prep Courses

  • Attend Summer School—enriched studies and advanced standing (college) courses

  • Prepare for College Entrance Exams

  • Participate in Extracurricular Activities (ex. Community service, fundraising)

    • Including regular visits to university and college campuses


The avid elective class

The AVID Elective Class

  • WICR—Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading

  • Organizational and study skills

  • Critical thinking and probative questioning skills

  • Academic support

  • Enrichment and motivational activities


Avid results

AVID Results

  • AVID students are more likely to complete their college eligibility requirements

  • More than 80% of AVID students are accepted to four-year universities and colleges

  • Once accepted to college, AVID students possess the strategic skills they need to be successful


Student requirements

Student Requirements

  • Maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA at all times

  • Submit weekly grade checks to AVID advisor

  • Take College Prep Courses—including AP and Honors

  • Attend Summer School—enriched studies and advanced standing (college) courses

  • Prepare for College Entrance Exams

    • ALL 9th and 10th Grade AVID students take the PSAT Exam

    • ALL 11th and 12th Grade AVID students take the SAT and ACT exams

  • Participate in Extracurricular Activities (ex. Community service, fundraising)

    • Including regular visits to university and college campuses


Tech high avid only the beginning

Tech High AVID: only the beginning…


We ll see you in fall 2012

We’ll see you in Fall 2012!


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