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The Mission of AVIDAVID’s mission is toclose the achievementgap by preparing allstudents for collegereadiness and successin a global society.
What is AVID?• a structured, college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts• a direct support structure for first-generation college goers, grades 4-12• a schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states and 15 countries• a professional development program providing training throughout the world
The AVID Student ProfileStudents With Academic Potential – Average to high test scores – 2.0-3.5 GPA – College potential with support – Desire and determination
AVID Program Essentials1. AVID student selection2. Voluntary participation3. AVID elective class offered during the school day4. Rigorous course and study5. Writing and reading curriculum6. Inquiry to promote critical reading
AVID Program Essentials7. Collaboration8. Trained tutors9. Data collection and analysis10. District and school commitment11. Active and interdisciplinary site team
What is Academic Rigor?Rigor is the goal of helping students develop thecapacity to understand content that is complex,ambiguous, provocative, and personally oremotionally challenging. Taking rigorous courses opens doors!Source: Teaching What Matters Most; Standards and Strategies for RaisingStudent Achievement by Strong, Silver and Perini, ASCD, 2001.
Expectations of AVID StudentsAVID students will …• Take Cornell notes in each academic class• Be positive, encouraging, and supportive of their classmates• Act as a role model in behavior for peers• Understand the importance of learning and of achieving academic success• Demonstrate commitment to themselves and to their studies• Learn by asking questions (inquiry), rather than having answers provided for them
Expectations of AVID StudentsAVID students will …• Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes• Maintain enrollment in college-preparatory classes• Maintain an AVID three-ring binder• Participate in weekly tutorials• Participate in extra curricular activities, field trips, and community service• Prepare for college entrance exams
The AVID Elective• Organization skills• Study skills• Field trips• College exploration• Career exploration• Guest speakers• Public speaking• Goal setting• Higher-level thinking & questioning skills
Why AVID?Hamilton HS AVID Program – 98% 4-year university acceptance rate – Over 15 different AP subjects tested • one student has taken 12 total AP tests – One student: $890,000 in scholarships • currently enrolled at the Naval Academy • also accepted to Stanford University
Why AVID? Scholarship Money Earned by Hamilton HS AVID Students 3.5 3millions of dollars 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 2009 2010 2011 2012
Applying for AVID1. Return a completed application with your child’s 7th grade registration form. – (All applications must be received by February 1.)2. Interviews will be conducted at feeder schools in early February.3. Teacher recommendations will be submitted online.4. Applicants will be notified of their AVID status by mail no later than March 8.