2 What AVID is…AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income, and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.AVID is for ALL students, but it targets those in the academic middle.AVID is implemented school wide and district wide.
3 What AVID isn’t… AVID isn’t a remedial program. AVID isn’t a free ride.AVID isn’t a niche program.AVID isn’t a college outreach program.3
4 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 participantsand leaders in a democratic society.AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase school wide/district wide leading and performance.
5 The Purpose of AVIDThe purpose of the AVID program is to restructure the teaching methods of an entire school andto open access to the curricula that will ensure four-year college eligibility to almost all students.
6 The AVID Student Profile Students With Academic PotentialAverage to high test scoresGPACollege potential with supportDesire and determinationMeets One or More of the Following CriteriaFirst to attend collegeHistorically underserved in four-year collegesLow incomeSpecial circumstances
7 Sample Week in the AVID Elective AVID Curriculum includes:Strategies for SuccessCollege and CareersWriting CurriculumOral language/public speakingNote-taking practiceTest preparationResearchWICR activitiesAVID Tutorials include:Collaborative study groupsProblem solvingNote-takingHigher-level thinking questionsWICR strategiesReflection and evaluationMotivational Activities include:SpeakersField tripsPhilosophical chairs/Socratic SeminarTeam buildingMedia Center/Career CenterOther motivational activities thatsupport AVID goals
8 Writing Curriculum Writing to Learn Writing Process Focus Lessons Timed Writing
10 Collaboration Students ask, explore and answer questions. Students are listeners, thinkers, speakers, and writers.Students discover ideas and rememberbecause they are actively involved.Teacher becomes a coach, guiding students in their learning.
11 Tutorials:PurposeCreate deeper understanding of concepts covered in core content classes.Develop skills necessary to becomeself-directed learners.It's not just homework help!ProcessTo push each other's thinking. AVID tutorials utilize an inquiry process.Tutors do not give answers; they facilitate the group's discovery with critical questions.Students reflect on their learning.
12 Reading to Learn Connect to prior knowledge Understand text structure Use text-processing strategies(during and after reading)
13 AVID: Collaborative Support for Success of Underserved Students CollegesandUniversitiesAVIDSupportStaffCommunityAVIDCoordinator(AVID ElectiveTeacher)ParentsStudentAdministrationTutorsSubjectAreaTeachersCounselors
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