Presentation on theme: "An Introduction to AVID:"— Presentation transcript:
1 An Introduction to AVID: John F. Kennedy High SchoolFremont, CAAn Introduction to AVID:The Road to College
2 The Mission of AVIDAVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.Tim
3 What AVID Is AVID = Advancement Via Individual Determination A direct support structure for students’ academic and career success.A structured, college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts.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.AVID strategies support the Common Core State Standards.
4 What AVID Isn’t AVID isn’t a remedial program AVID isn’t a free ride AVID isn’t a niche programAVID isn’t a college outreach program
5 AVID at JFKHS AVID began at JFKHS in 2007. JFKHS is a certified (the only one in FUSD) AVID school.The AVID Elective classes are offered at grade levels 9-12.will be the first year when there will be two class sections of AVID at each grade level (55-60 per grade level) and over 200 students enrolled.100% of our AVID Senior Seminar students have been accepted into four-year colleges since the class of 2011.The class of 2013 had over 100 college acceptances for 20 students.Many JFKHS teachers and counselors have participated in AVID training and are on the AVID Site Team.
6 The AVID Student Profile Students With Academic Potential:Average to high test scoresGPA (the “academic middle”)College potential with supportDesire and determinationMeets One or More of the Following Criteria:First to attend collegeHistorically underserved in four-year collegesLow incomeSpecial circumstances
7 AVID Program Essentials AVID student selectionVoluntary participationAVID elective class offered during the school dayRigorous course and studyWriting and reading curriculumInquiry to promote critical readingCollaborationTrained tutorsData collection and analysisDistrict and school commitmentActive and interdisciplinary site team
8 A Sample Week in the AVID Elective Daily or Block ScheduleMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayAVID CurriculumTutorialsBinder EvaluationField TripsMedia CenterSpeakersMotivational Activities(within block)Combination for Block ScheduleCombination forblock scheduleAVID Curriculum Includes:Writing CurriculumCollege and CareersStrategies for SuccessCritical ReadingAVID Tutorials Include:Collaborative Study GroupsWriting GroupsSocratic Seminars
10 AVID 11-12: WICOR +Essential Skills for College Readiness (ASFI)*Research and Writing Assignments Focused on Leadership
11 Meeting the ChallengeTo help all students do rigorous work and meet or exceed high standards in each content area we must help students:Develop as readers and writers.Develop deep content knowledge.Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking and talking.Develop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills.
12 What is Academic Rigor?Rigor is the goal of helping students develop the capacity to understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging.Taking rigorous courses opens doors!Source: Teaching What Matters Most; Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement by Strong, Silver and Perini, ASCD, 2001.
13 Why AVID WorksPlaces AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieve;Provides the explicit “hidden curriculum” of schools;Provides a team of students for positive peer identification; andRedefines teacher’s role as that of student advocate.
14 Ethnic Breakdown of AP Test-takers AVID vs. National Study of 33,219 AVID seniors.Opening access to Advanced Placement courses for all students, regardless of ethnicity or economic background, is essential to leveling the academic playing field. AVID students, who take many AP tests every year, show greater ethnic diversity than AP test-takers do overall. The proportion of Latinos taking AP exams is almost five times higher among AVID students than among U.S. students overall.
15 Completion of Four-Year College Entrance Requirements AVID students complete university entrance requirements at a much higher rate than their non-AVID peers.
16 Percentage of Students Accepted into Four-Year Colleges AVID Senior Data Collectionn = 33,229