Advancement Via Individual Determination AVID
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.
AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.for more information please view http://www.avid.org
- January 22, 2020 9th- 12th grade students visit American Airlines
AVID in the NEWS
On January 22 2020; 30 Labelle high school AVID students traveled to American Airlines Arena (Home of the Miami Heat Basketball team) as one of their annual college visits for a college expo. Students went with the intention of gaining a deeper perspective of these campus culture, academics, and future expectations. What students did not expect during their visit was the over 15 different colleges and universities would be in attendance. Also, AVID students had the opportunity to witness their first NBA retirement ceremony. As Dewayne Wade, a long-time Miami heat player was having his jersey number retired to the raffters of the American Airlines arena. In case you did not know, AVID students are placed in a rigorous course of study curriculum (AP/ Honors classes) and provided rich and meaningful methods to help these students be college ready learners. For information on how AVID may benefit or help your child learning needs contact Coach David Tippett firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please contactAVID Program Chairperson: David Tippett
9th-12th Michael Willis
Students must read, agree and sign their acceptance of the goals and responsibilities of an AVID student. Form must have a parent signature.AVID contract 2.doc 26.50 KB (Last Modified on March 20, 2015)
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The AVID Student Characteristics
- AVID targets students viewed as academic middle
Students who often earn mostly B and C grades; even an occasional D
- Have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard
- Regular attendance and minimal discipline problems
- These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but may fall short of their potential.
- Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families.
- AVID must be a voluntary decision by the student, NOT the parents.
- Students must complete an application, participate in an oral interview and make every effort to attend an AVID information meeting.
What is AVID?
In AVID, students are given the support and instruction they need to succeed. The AVID coordinator and elective teacher, along with college tutors and a school site team, provide the necessary support for students who might otherwise not aspire to go to college.
By being enrolled in rigorous classes with the tutorial support provided in the AVID elective, student grade point averages rise, increasing numbers of students enroll in honors classes and algebra in eighth grade, and these students who are typically not involved in the school community come to share a sense of school pride and become role models among their peers.
The AVID elective is a class that meets five hours per week within the regular school day. The class is composed of several different elements, making students more successful in all their classes. The week is divided into curriculum days, tutorial days, and motivational activity days.
The two days devoted to curriculum focus on the WICOR methodologies of AVID: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading. Aside from WICOR, the curricular days also develop students’ note-taking and study skills, while also teaching time management and goal-setting. Mini-lessons provide additional support for English, math, science, and social studies classes.
Students participate in twice-weekly tutorials with college students wherein tutors provide content area support in math, English, social studies and science. Motivational activity days include college and career activities, guest speakers from area colleges and local professionals, and field trips to local colleges and universities.Q and A Parent night.ppt 932.00 KB (Last Modified on March 20, 2015)