AVID


AVID  

Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

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AVID/Honors English 9-1 and 9-2

 (Students applying for AVID should register for 5125/5126 Honors English 9-1 and 9-2)

Full year course.  Credit .5 per semester.  Application process (please see criteria found in the Academic Enrichment Opportunities section). 

1

8032 / 8033

 

AVID 10-1 and 10-2

Full year course.  Credit .5 per semester.  Application process (please see criteria found in the Academic Enrichment Opportunities section).  Enter 1310 as an alternate to indicate your intent to apply.

1

8041/8165A

AVID 10 Elective and Spanish 3A Split

Full year course.  Credit 1 at the end of the year. Student new to AVID must complete the Application process (please see criteria found in the Academic Enrichment Opportunities section).

1

8034 / 8035

 

AVID 11-1 and 11-2

Full year course.  Credit .5 per semester.  Application process (please see criteria found in the Academic Enrichment Opportunities section).  Enter 1311 as an alternate to indicate your intent to apply.

1

8036 / 8037

 

AVID 12-1 and 12-2

Full year course.  Credit .5 per semester.  Application process (please see criteria found in the Academic Enrichment Opportunities section).  Enter 1312 as an alternate to indicate your intent to apply.

AVID

Prerequisite:  Students who are interested in enrolling in the AVID Elective for the first time must complete an application and participate in the selection process.   Students may enroll in the AVID Elective each year following their first year by registering for the next grade level section.

Students are encouraged to apply to AVID who have: 

  • Average to high test scores
  • GPAs in the range of 2.0-3.5 (students in the academic middle)
  • Good attendance and behavior
  • College potential with support, desire and determination

Students may meet one or more of the following:

  • Special circumstances
  • Be of a culture historically underserved in four-year colleges
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • First in their family to attend college

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a researched-based academic and leadership development elective class that prepares students for college readiness and success, and is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course.  AVID targets students in the academic middle who have a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.  Students enrolled in the AVID elective will be enrolled in rigorous courses that will enable them to fulfill the sequence of 4-year college entrance requirements.

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  Each week in the AVID Elective course, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities and academic success skills.  In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading (WICOR) to support their academic growth and success. 

Students in AVID Elective courses will:

  • Participate in writing to learn activities, including note-taking, learning logs, reflective and essay writing
  • Think critically and ask probing questions
  • Increase their awareness of their personal contributions to their learning, as well as their involvement in their school and community
  • Work in collaborative settings, learn how to participate in collegial discussions and use sources to support their ideas and opinions
  • Participate in tutorials for academic success in all courses
  • Improve their oral communication skills
  • Refine their organization, study, test-taking and research skills
  • Participate in college-bound activities including goal setting, college and career planning, financial topics, preparing for college entrance exams and college and scholarship application processes

 

¨  FIRST TIME AVID STUDENTS ¨

All students who plan to apply for the AVID program MUST complete the AVID application and enter the following number when registering:

Grade 9
 

AVID Honors English 9-1 and 9-2

  • Register for 5125 Honors English 9-1/AVID and 5126 Honors English 9-2 AVID
  • Submit online AVID application or return paper copy to CMS Counseling office by January 30, 2017
  • Note:  Students accepted into the AVID 9 program will be in a concurrent AVID elective with Honors English 9. 

Grades 10, 11, 12

  • Enter Alternate:

-          Grade 10 - #1310

-          Grade 11 - #1311

-          Grade 12 - #1312

  • Note:  Students in grades 10-12 who are accepted into the AVID elective will drop 2 electives after acceptance into the program.  DO NOT enter AVID elective numbers when registering.
  • Grades 10-12 should submit online AVID application or return paper copy to CHS Counseling office by February 1, 2017.

 

¨  CURRENT AVID STUDENTS CONTINUING THE AVID ELECTIVE¨ 


 AVID 10-1 and 10-2

Students must register for both semesters.

Students in this course will:

  • Expand their writing portfolio (analyzing prompts, supporting arguments and claims, character analysis and detailed reflections.)
  • Expand vocabulary skills 
  • Focus on ACT/SAT test taking skills and vocabulary.
  • Update their 4 year plan
  • Research college options
  • Learn about resources available in Career Center

 


AVID 11-1 and 11-2

Students must register for both semesters.

Students in this course will:

  • Focus on Test Prep for the ACT/SAT/PSAT
  • Research College/Educational options
  • Work on career explorations
  • Become aware of financial aid and real cost of college issues
  • Prepare for the College Fair/National College Fair Field Trip
  • Attend a college visit  
  • Update their 4 year plan
  • Create an expand their college portfolio
  • Work on resume building 

 


 AVID 12-1 and 12-2

Students must register for both semesters.

Students in this course will:

  • Complete College Applications
  • Utlilize college writing opportunities (essay, analyzing writing prompts, citing sources)
  • Complete their resume 
  • Reflect on 4 year plan/transition to college
  • Complete a Financial Aid Application
  • Research scholarship opportunities
  • Attend a college panel
  • Research first year of college course expectations
  • Transition from AVID tutorials to Self-Created study groups