AVID is for those students who…
|Have academic potential:
• average to high FCAT scores
• 2.5-3.5 GPA
• college potential with support
• desire and determination
• at least one positive teacher recommendation required
|Meet 1 or more of these criteria:|
• first in family to attend college
• a minority
• low income/ free or reduced lunch
• special circumstances
The AVID Elective Class
Participation in AVID encourages students to push themselves academically, offering support for those rigorous classes. AVID students enroll in their school's toughest classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but also take the AVID elective. For one period per day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking, and ask probing questions. They get academic help from peers and college tutors and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.
The AVID Curriculum
The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in
collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for Writing, Inquiry,
Collaboration, Organization and Reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes, in content-area classes in AVID schools, and even in schools where the AVID elective is not offered.
*Students must go through an interview and application process if criterion is met for AVID admittance.
*ORHS Site Team selects students for the AVID program based on data, interview, application, and teacher recommendations.
*Students involved in the AVID program will be dismissed if their GPA drops below a 2.0 or display behavioral problem.
Here at OAK RIDGE, 100% of AVID c/o 2014 seniors were accepted to four year colleges and universities!
AVID STUDENT BENEFITS AND POTENTIAL REWARDS
◾Attend a four-year university!
◾Become an educated, responsible leader.
◾Improve grade point average significantly.
◾Know grades in all classes every week.
◾Participate in weekly tutorials in all subject areas.
◾Improve writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading skills.
◾Focus daily on developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
◾Learn to successfully engage in debates and Socratic Seminars.
◾Learn to identify and improve areas of weakness to ensure success in high school and college.
◾Participate in college and career investigation.
◾Learn time-management, goal-setting, and money-management skills.
◾Learn habits of success to understand the power of personal choice in school and life.
◾Receive one-on-one mentoring and assistance with four-year plan, college essays and applications, and financial aid forms through on-site AVID computer lab.
◾Increase scholarship opportunities.
The Potential Rewards
◾AVID students are on their way to four-year universities.
◾AVID students build friendships with other motivated individuals.
◾AVID students become leaders at school.
◾AVID students become stars for their community.
◾AVID students become more than they ever imagined.
AVID Mission Statement
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 college preparatory path,
will enter mainstream activities of the school,
will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
will become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
AVID Coordinator/AVID I and II Instructor
Oak Ridge High School
407-852-3200 ext. 6103008