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AVID Overview

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AVID
min guide:
POPULATION:
FOCUS:
COLLEGE ENROLLMENT RATE
AVID:
100 students
Advancement Via Individual Determination
College Readiness
91%
Writing
Inquiry
Reading
Collaboration
Organization
WICOR Strategies
HIGHLIGHTS OF AVID
LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF
QUESTIONS ANSWERED
GOAL SETTING
SUCCEED IN CHALLENGING CLASSES
PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
Understand your personality and learning styles and how you can use that knowledge to reach your potential
Learn how to set ourselves up for success by setting goals and helping each other achieve them.
Be challenged in your classes according to your unique set of interests and abilities, and develop the skills necessary to succeed in those classes.
Teaches you the ins and outs of the college experience, from the application process to choosing a career.
Twice a week, college students and upperclassmen work with you and your AVID peers to solve difficult problems from your toughest classes.
TOPICS COVERED IN AVID
Learning Styles Critical Thinking Informational Essay Career Interview Goals vs. Wishes Social Skills Study Skills Critical Reading
Transition to High School Persuasive Essay Intro to College Communication with Teachers Note-taking from Textbook Career Research
GPAs 4-year Course Plan Citing Sources Life Goals Barriers to Time Management College Admissions Tests Personality Profile Prioritizing
College Vocabulary 4-year Course Plan Conflict Management Argumentative Essay PLAN practice PSAT Visuals in Notes
PSAT Prep ACT Prep Research Paper College Searches Financial Aid Intro Resume Mock Interviews College Costs
Role Models Financial Literacy Scholarships College Applications Resumes FAFSA Responsibilities Majors Stress Management Success
10th GRADE
11th GRADE
8th GRADE
7th GRADE
9th GRADE
12th GRADE
OPPORTUNITY
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
Introduced to college earlier than non-AVID students Extra support to take advanced courses College entrance exam practice starting in 8th grade Waived college application fees Opt out of 4 high school courses Opportunity to visit 2 colleges per year starting in 7th grade
Middle school may lose writing course
 High school AVID replaces an elective course
Academic Rigor
College Readiness
College Acceptance
College Persistence
Instructional Support & Tools
Postsecondary Development
Self-Efficacy      & Resilience
SKILLS FOCUSED ON
ORGANIZATION/TIME MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC SPEAKING/COMMUNICATION
COLLABORATION
MOTIVATION/SELF-AWARENESS
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
How to Join
QUALIFICATIONS LOOKING FOR
APPLICATION
NOTIFICATION
INTERVIEW
-First Generation -Low Income -2.5 to 3.5 GPA -Special Circumstances
1. Complete AVID application 2. Turn in application to AVID teacher in the 6th grade building or AVID Coordinator by the deadline
All students will be notified by late April about acceptance
Interviews will be held in late March or early April
FOR MORE INFO, VISIT:
http://www.spectrumhighschool.org/campus_life/a_v_i_d
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