AVID is a program designed to prepare students who have not previously succeeded in a college preparatory path for admission to universities and colleges. It is an elective class that students attend daily. Students will enroll in college preparatory courses and the AVID elective class. In the AVID class, students are taught the needed skills for success and tutored in collaborative working groups with mentors. In the AVID elective class student are taught study skills, Cornell note taking, time management, writing, reading, and research skills. Students also learn about colleges and universities (especially the application and financial aid processes) and prepare for college admission tests such as the SAT or ACT. Students are encouraged to explore occupations through research,curriculum, and guest speakers.

Students need to apply and interview to be accepted to this program.

 

Who may participate?

  • Students with GPA 2.0-3.5
  • Score a high level 2 or 3 on FCAT reading and math
  • No attendance or discipline problems
  • Are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
  • Are willing to commit to enrollment of a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses.
  • Student with a desire to attend four year college
  • Possibly the first member of the family to attend college
  • Must be a voluntary decision by the student, NOT the parent
  • Must complete an application, participate in an oral interview, and attend an informational meeting

AVID requirements

  • Must make a 3 year commitment of enrolling in the AVID class
  • Participate in collaborative groups, tutorials, field trips, and motivational activities
  • Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes
  • Maintain the AVID binder with assignment/grade record sheets and daily notes in all classes
  • Maintain GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Take rigorous classes (to include honor and AP as applicable)

 

What does an AVID class look like?

Mondays and Wednesdays focus on the AVID curriculum.

  • Writing for all classes Developing success strategies
  • Developing communication skills (oral and written)
  • Preparing for professional careers
  • Developing reading skills

Tuesdays and Thursdays include

  • tutorial sessions with peer, college, and
  • teacher tutors
  • Learning with college tutor
  • Learning with peers/mentors

Friday

  • Field trips, guest speakers, collaborative activities geared toward curriculum and college experiences.
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • Applying for college
  • Practice for standardized test

AVID is part of the High School major “Integrated Academic Focus”