AVID Information

AVID at FAMMS
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What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college preparatory elective class designed to support students that are academically in the middle with the rigors of middle and high school who have the goal of admittance to a 4-year college or university. The AVID program consists of three main components: tutorials, AVID curriculum (WICOR), and organization.

Tutorials

Trained college tutors lead tutorial sessions twice each week in AVID classes. Tutors are excellent role models of motivated, organized, and successful college students. During each tutorial session, students come prepared with a question that they need assistance answering. In a small group setting, the tutor’s role is to guide the students as they assist one another. Tutorials help students who are enrolled in rigorous coursework keep up and succeed in their course while deepening their understanding.

AVID Curriculum/WICOR

Research Skills • Study Skills • Public Speaking (including how-to speeches, informational speeches, and persuasive speeches) • Focus Notes • Philosophical Chairs • Socratic Seminars • College Research• Goal Setting • Mission Statements • Reflection •Tips for Success •  Organizational Skills & Projects • Time Management • College Readiness Skills • College Exploration/Field Trips • Career Exploration • Critical Reading and Writing

Organization

 

AVID students are expected to maintain an organized binder complete with Focused notes for each of their classes. The use of agendas/planners is required for students to record when assignments are due. Binders are checked weekly for organization, neatness, Cornell notes, and updated agendas.

Who is the Typical AVID Student?

  • A student with at least a 2.0-grade point average (G.P.A.)

  •  A student who may be the first in the family to attend college

  •  A student who has good attendance

  • A student has the motivation and desire to prepare for entrance to a four-year college or university

Are you interested in AVID? Application REQUIRED** DUE March 8, 2022

If you are interested, select AVID as your elective choice on your registration form and you must  complete this application and be sure to complete the virtual interview. Your application will be linked to your AVID selection on your registration form.

Do you have questions about AVID?

Contact the FAMMS AVID Coordinator:
Mr. Daniel McCloud dmccloud@riversideunified.org

 

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