AN OVERVIEW OF THE BVSW AVID PROGRAMWHAT IS AVID?AVID has helped me in many ways! Forexample I think more about my future andhow I can plan ahead for success! It haskept me on top of my schoolwork, helpedme take notes on EVERYTHING, and mostimportantly it challenges me to do my best!#AVIDSTUDENTTWEET
THE ACRONYM•Advancement•Via•Individual•DeterminationAVID is one of myfavorite classesbecause we havebecome a family!We work togetherto ask questionsand learn newskills! #AVIDgeek
WHAT IS AVID?• It is the ultimate CollegeReadiness Course• Student Motivation for Success• Organization• Self-Advocacy• Collaboration• Confidence• Reading and Writing SkillsStudent success is dependent on individualdeterminationAvid has taughtme to be amore productivestudent and totake someawesome notes!These notesreally help mewith studyingand gettinggood grades!
WHAT AVID IS NOT…• A remedial class• Study Hall• An easy “A”• A quick fix – it is a long-term process• For students who lack the desire to pursue honorsand AP coursesStudents are responsible for identifyingtheir OWN weaknesses and working toimprove them
AVID EXPECTATIONS• Organization (Binder)• Note Taking Skills (Cornell Notes)• Self-Advocacy (Tutorials and ClassroomEngagement)• MOST IMPORTANTLY- A willingness to grow!@MilkyWilki: AVID is thebackbone of my high schoollife.... family, good grades, anddetermination
AVID TIMELINE(IT’S A FOUR YEAR PROCESS)• Freshmen Year:• Acquiring the skills• Sophomore Year:• Refining skills and applyingthem to a more rigorous schedule• Junior Year:• ACT preparation, college research• Senior Year:• College essays, applying for scholarships and collegesIts a ton of fungetting to knowpeople in yourgrade youll bewith all during highschool!!☺ and youalso get out ofschool because ofcollege visits
FOR YOUR STUDENT TO BESUCCESSFUL…• It must be his/her decision, not mom’s or dad’s.Statistics show that the only successful AVID studentis the one who personally CHOOSES to do it.• He/she must understand that AVID is not aremediation class. The class is designed to pushstudents academically who have the drive to do so.We are really a familyWe help each other like no otherEveryone here is like my brotherAnd Ostroski acts like themother