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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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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
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