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1 Welcome to AVID Family Night! Sophomore Year Please sign in for credit tonight

2 AVID Program Advancement via Individual Determination [L. avidus]: eager for knowledge

3 The Mission of AVID The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle: will succeed in rigorous curriculum; will complete a rigorous college preparatory path; will enter mainstream activities of the school; will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges; and will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

4 How AVID Helps Students AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class that helps students by: Teaching study, note-taking and organizational skills Strengthening their reading and writing skills Giving tutorial help with college tutors Teaching them to work collaboratively

5 How AVID Helps Students AVID guides students to be competitive for college and scholarships, confident in their abilities for success by: Taking them to visit colleges and universities Assisting them with the application process for four- year colleges and universities Assisting students to prepare for college entrance exams (ACT, SAT, EAP, etc.) Requiring community service and active involvement in extracurricular activities each semester of high school.

6 A Sample Week in the AVID Elective AVID Curriculum includes: Reading and Writing Curriculum College and Career Preparation and Information Collaborative, inquiry-based work (ex: Socratic Seminar) MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday Tutorial AVID Curriculum Binder Check Signed IRC Due (every 2 weeks) AVID Curriculum Tutorial AVID Curriculum Team-Building & Motivational Activities

7 How is this class graded? 25%: Binders 25%: Assignments & IRC 25%: Tutorials 25%: Projects, Essays & Portfolio

8 Binder Expectations Students will have a divider for each class. This divider will be organized so that handouts, notes, and other assignments can be found easily. No loose papers!! Assignment Calendar Complete: Every assignment / every period / every day. 15 pages of Cornell Notes/week Time management: Just 3 notes each day

9 Cornell Notes Cornell notes are a system of note- taking that force students to look at their notes at least TWO more times. The purpose is to help students retain the knowledge they receive in class and to study more effectively.

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12 Tutorials Tutorials are like study groups: students ask each other questions in order to help each other understand concepts. For example…

13 Tutorials TRFs are Tutorial Request Forms –These are due at the beginning of each class on Tutorial days. –They are available online as well as provided in class a couple days before Tutorials (to allow students plenty of completion time). –Students must work their problem to their point of confusion (POC). –Students create a question based on POC.

14 Preparing for College: Grades and GPA Colleges look closely at the grades that students earn in college-prep courses. The grades are converted into points (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0). There is a handy GPA calculator on the back of your IRC to determine your Academic GPA. The minimum GPA required for admission to a 4-year college or university varies widely, but students should strive for at least a “B” average or 3.0 GPA. A higher GPA in rigorous courses (AP and honors courses) will increase students' chances of admission to more selective colleges and universities.

15 IRCs An IRC is an Interim Report Card. IRC Must be completed with Parents/Significant Adult and signed. (Make sure you have access to Aeries/ABI!) Students with a D or F in a class MUST get mandatory tutoring within two weeks of the IRC. If students don’t get tutoring, they lose points in AVID. IRC/Tutoring Forms available online.

16 Preparing for College Colleges and universities look for “well-rounded” students that participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, student government, music, drama, visual arts, community/volunteer service, and/or part- time jobs. Not the amount of activities you do, but the depth Leadership positions stand out in the admissions process Engage in academic activities as well Concurrent enrollment at local Community Colleges Summer academic based programs

17 Volunteer/Community Service AVID students are required to participate in at least 15-hours of Community Service per semester. Students must complete and return their “Volunteer Log” for credit. Review Volunteer Criteria Carefully (ex. working at for-profit organizations not volunteer)

18 Extracurricular Activities AVID students are required to participate in at least one club/sport/other extracurricular program per semester. Students must complete and return their “Extracurricular Log” for credit.

19 Portfolio AVID students are required to create and maintain a Portfolio. This is created and worked on in the Elective class. Portfolios will stay with students and be developed through the end of senior year.

20 Preparing for College: A – G Courses The University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) require entering freshmen to complete certain courses in high school. Here is the list of "a-g", with the number of years required in each subject. UC recommends additional years in some areas as indicated. a. History/Social Science (2 years) b. English (4 years) c. Mathematics (3 years, UC recommends 4) d. Laboratory Science (2 years, UC recommends 3) e. Language Other than English (2 years, UC recommends 3) f. Visual/Performing Arts (1 year) g. College Preparatory Elective (1 year)

21 Preparing for College: College Entrance Tests Most 4-year colleges and universities require: SAT-I or the ACT (American College Test) Some colleges also require or recommend the SAT subject tests Students should take practice tests to become familiar with test formats: In AVID classes, students take the ACT-Aspire Test during 10 th grade within the AVID Elective class. Students should register to take the PSAT at the beginning of their 10 th and 11 th grade years. The 2014 PSAT Date is Saturday, October 18 th ($22)

22 Preparing for College: MINIMUM Eligibility Requirements University of California 3.0+ GPA A-G Completion SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test w/Writing Personal Statement Extracurricular Activities California State University 2.0+ GPA A-G Completion SAT Reasoning or ACT Test *Note, schools become more competitive each year, and most will not accept students without a much higher GPA and strong test scores.

23 Preparing for College: Private/Independent Colleges & Universities 70+ across CA Liberal institutions, religious colleges, women’s colleges, specialty colleges Incorporate more then just GPAs and College Entrance Exams Some require the common application Most require Personal Statements/Essays Letters of Recommendation may be required California Independent Colleges & Universities:

24 Preparing for College: Out-of-State Colleges & Universities Oftentimes, Out-of-State Colleges and Universities will be LESS EXPENSIVE for California students to attend. This is because : “Out-of-State” Tuition for some states is actually less expensive than some rising “In-State” Tuition costs in California. California is an ethnically DIVERSE state. Many other states are not, and therefore offer grants/scholarships (sometimes even “full-ride” to really excellent students) to create a more diverse campus and college experience. Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) allows California students to receive a reduced tuition – up to 150%- in other WUE states (ex. Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, etc.)

25 Cost of Attendance Type of College or University Living at Home and Commuting Living Off Campus Living on Campus California Community Colleges $11,052$17,442$13,200 California State University $15,620$22.542$22,542 University of California $23,748$29,295$32,415 Independent Colleges $40,291$45,901$45,147 Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.

26 College Can Be Affordable! FIRST students must: Apply for admission by end of November of their senior year. THEN: File FAFSA or Dream Act senior year. Expect to borrow and work part-time. Try for scholarships (remember that volunteering & extracurricular activities and grades matter starting your 9 th grade year)!!

27 SLHS College & Career Week October College Fair & Information Night for 9 th – 12 th Grade Parents & Students Monday, October 13 th San Leandro High School Main Campus Colleges, universities and vocational schools will be attending!! Meet, Greet and learn about potential schools.

28 10 th Grade AVID Elective Teacher: Ms. Traci Avar 510) (xt. 2201) Thank you for attending AVID Parent Night!


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