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1 Family Night! Sophomore Year Please sign in for credit tonight Welcome to AVIDFamily Night! Sophomore YearPlease sign in for credit tonight
2 AVID Program Advancement via Individual Determination [L. avidus]: eager for knowledge
3 The Mission of AVIDThe 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; andwill 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 skillsStrengthening their reading and writing skillsGiving tutorial help with college tutorsTeaching 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 universitiesAssisting them with the application process for four- year colleges and universitiesAssisting 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 Signed IRC Due (every 2 weeks) Team-Building & Motivational Activities A Sample Week in the AVID ElectiveMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayTutorialAVID CurriculumBinder CheckSigned IRC Due (every 2 weeks)Team-Building & Motivational ActivitiesAVID Curriculum includes:Reading and Writing CurriculumCollege and Career Preparation and InformationCollaborative, inquiry-based work (ex: Socratic Seminar)
7 How is this class graded? 25%: Binders25%: Assignments & IRC25%: Tutorials25%: Projects, Essays & Portfolio
8 Binder ExpectationsStudents 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/weekTime management: Just 3 notes each day
9 Cornell NotesCornell 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.
12 TutorialsTutorials 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 GPAColleges 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 CollegeColleges 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 depthLeadership positions stand out in the admissions processEngage in academic activities as wellConcurrent enrollment at local Community CollegesSummer 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 PortfolioAVID 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 testsStudents should take practice tests to become familiarwith test formats:In AVID classes, students take the ACT-Aspire Test during 10th grade within the AVID Elective class.Students should register to take the PSAT at the beginning of their 10th and 11th grade years.The 2014 PSAT Date is Saturday, October 18th ($22)
22 Preparing for College: MINIMUM Eligibility Requirements University of California3.0+ GPAA-G CompletionSAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test w/WritingPersonal StatementExtracurricular ActivitiesCalifornia State University2.0+ GPAA-G CompletionSAT 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 CALiberal institutions, religious colleges, women’s colleges, specialty collegesIncorporate more then just GPAs and College Entrance ExamsSome require the common applicationMost require Personal Statements/EssaysLetters of Recommendation may be requiredCalifornia 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 Type of College or University Living at Home and Commuting Cost of AttendanceCost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.Type of College or UniversityLiving at Home and CommutingLiving Off CampusLiving on CampusCalifornia Community Colleges$11,052$17,442$13,200California State University$15,620$22.542$22,542University of California$23,748$29,295$32,415Independent Colleges$40,291$45,901$45,147
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 9th grade year)!!You apply for college NOW but apply to fin aid LATER. Don’t let finances intimidate you yet! Cost of attendance can go up or down depending on things like what campuses you go to as well as what type of dorms you live in. Financial Aid is determined by Parent Income and amount of people in the household. You have until August/September of 2014 to identify the various ways you can cover tuition and fees!
27 San Leandro High School Main Campus SLHS College & Career Week October College Fair & Information Night for 9th – 12th Grade Parents & StudentsMonday, October 13thSan Leandro High School Main CampusColleges, universities and vocational schools will be attending!! Meet, Greet and learn about potential schools.27
28 Thank you for attending AVID Parent Night! Ms. Traci Avar 10th Grade AVID Elective Teacher:Ms. Traci Avar510) (xt. 2201)