Presentation on theme: "Decades of College Dreams"— Presentation transcript:
1 Decades of College Dreams “(AVID) will help us realize the ‘American Dream’—that through persistent effort and self-determination, all of our dreams can in fact become a reality.”- Jesus Medrano, AVID class of 2002, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2 What is AVID?AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and takes the place of the exploratory rotation. It prepares students with academic potential, for success in Honors and AP level high school classes and in college.AVID uses trained tutors twice a week to conduct study seminars with the goal of supporting students with accelerated coursework and developing critical thinking.AVID is a rigorous academic program that prepares motivated students for accelerated courses and college.AVID strives to restructure the methodology of the school and open college success to more students.
3 How does AVID work?The goal of AVID is to educate the “whole student.” This is achieved by unifying six important elements of education: students, curriculum, faculty, tutors, parents and community.
4 Eastview Student Criteria MAP scores between 50% and 75%Grades that average B+ to C+Few if any discipline concernsPotential to excel in rigorous courses with supportInput from 6th or 7th grade teacherGood attendanceMOTIVATION!
5 How will AVID help my student NOW Helps students with organizational and note-taking skillsHelps build an academically focused community for studentsHelps develop students’ skills in collaborative and group-workHelps develop writing strategiesHelps develop problem solving skills and higher level thinking
6 How will AVID help my student NOW (part 2) Teaches the “unwritten curriculum”Increased opportunity to enroll and succeed in more challenging courseworkProvides strategies to help raise test performances in classes and for the ISATIntroduction to college and career planningOpportunity for free tutoring twice weekly
7 How will AVID help my student LATER Program runs all the way through high school and enrolled AVID students have first priorityIncreased opportunity to enroll and succeed in Honors/AP level coursework in high schoolStrategies to help raise test performances on the PSAE/ACT/SAT and AP tests in high schoolIncreasing focus over time on college preparation and planning includingCollege toursFinancial guidance / work on the FASAColleges are now asking for AVID on applications
8 Sample Schedule with AVID First Period Pre-AlgebraSecond Period EnglishThird Period Physical EducationFourth Period AVIDFifth Period LunchSixth Period ReadingSeventh Period Social StudiesEighth Period Science
9 A Typical AVID WeekTwo days of tutoring sessions in specific content areas by trained tutors who are either current college students or college graduatesActivities led by AVID teacherStrategy work from the AVID curriculum to be used in all classesCareer and college readiness activities
10 A Sample Week in AVID AVID Curriculum includes: Writing Curriculum College and CareersStrategies for SuccessAVID Tutorials Include:Collaborative Study GroupsWriting GroupsSocratic Seminars
11 College and Career Readiness Activities AVID’s Key ComponentsTutorialsBindersCornell NotesWICOR StrategiesCollege and Career Readiness Activities
12 AVID Tutorials Students must bring a question to tutorial sessions. Tutorials happen twice a weekAre provided by either current college students or college graduatesUse a Socratic Seminar style of questionAim to both help students with current course questions as well as help students develop the higher level thinking strategies they need to be successful in more rigorous classes
14 AVID Binders Graded on a regular basis Must include organized materials from all classesEach class gets its own tab in the binderMust include other key supplies (pens, pencils, calculator, highlighters)
15 Cornell Notes Two column notes Must take 4 Cornell notes per week Are a major part of students’ AVID grade and avenue to increasing students’ study habits
16 Cornell Notes have the following components The General Topic (written at the top)Two columns:Left column = key questionsRight column = main ideas, notes / supporting informationStudents then write a summary at the bottomSheets can be folded to use as study aides
22 College & Career Readiness Interest inventoriesResearch into careers & collegesLooking at what it takes to be admitted to collegesTest taking strategiesField trips to local colleges
23 AVID is For good students A college readiness program An academic support systemA contract for successA graded elective classAn honors programRigorous academic classesCreating lifelong learners
24 AVID is not A fad A remedial program An at risk program A special education classA study hall
25 AVID in ReviewAVID is a full year elective class that features writing, inquiry, collaborative groups, organizational skills, and tutoring. AVID helps students be successful in more rigorous coursework than he/she would ordinarily takeAVID students are enrolled in the most rigorous courses they can take based on each student’s background/abilityAVID students are motivated to attend college but may not have the study skills to realize that dreamAVID is a one year commitment, but one where students truly reap the benefits beginning the second year
26 Jim Nelson, AVID Executive Director A Final Thought“In AVID’s definition, rigor is a method to be applied rather than a set of specific coursework materials; it is how student’s learn, not just what they learn, that is emphasized,”Jim Nelson, AVID Executive Director
27 NEXT STEPS:If AVID is the program for your student, please complete the application and turn in today before leaving. We can interview the students tonight.Once all applications are collected, the oversight committee will look at the student profiles and interviews.We will be in contact with families when the final decisions are made.