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1 Welcome to AVID Parent/Student Night! AVID Coordinator Matt Bean: 951-894-5750 Ext: 6608

2 What is AVID? AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are: academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities.

3 How will my student benefit from being in AVID? AVID Mission The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students will: ◦ succeed in rigorous curriculum, ◦ complete a rigorous college preparatory path, ◦ enter mainstream activities of the school, ◦ increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and ◦ become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

4 How will the AVID program contribute to the success of my student? Teaches study and organizational skills Strengthens student analytical ability & writing skills Gives tutorial help through college tutors Teaches students to work collaboratively to be successful in the most rigorous courses Takes students to visit colleges and universities Assists students with the application process for four year colleges and universities Helps students explore careers through research and guest speakers Personalized attention to assist in student growth and maturation. Test Preparation for the SAT / ACT

5 What are the AVID Methodologies all students will be expected to follow? Cornell Notes: stimulates critical thinking skills and fosters test preparation. Notebook Checks: Done every three weeks, monitors note taking organization and time management Grade Checks: Monitored every three weeks Tutorials: Fosters critical thinking skills and analysis, focuses on core subjects, done once or twice a week Tutoring: Peer tutoring, college tutoring, grade improvement Counseling: Personalized four year plan

6 AVID Classroom Activities Researching and applying to colleges Applying for financial aid and scholarships Visiting College Campuses Standardized test preparation Parent Information Sessions (Financial Aid Nights, College 101, Grade Level Expectations) Analytical Inquiry – Weekly Tutorials

7 What classes will my student be taking? A-G requirements: ◦ History/Social Science-2 years required ◦ English-4 years required ◦ Mathematics-3 required, 4 recommended ◦ Lab Science-2 required, 3 recommended ◦ Foreign Language-2 required, 3 recommended ◦ Visual and Performing Arts- 1 year required ◦ College Prep electives-1 year required

8 AVID Statistics World-Wide 4500 Schools 45 States 18 Countries Nearly 400,000 students served in 2009-2010

9 AVID’s Impact on College National College Going rate to complete 4-year college entrance requirements: ◦ National (Non-AVID): 34% ◦ National (AVID): 89%

10 VMHS AVID Program Currently: 8 Sections, 250 students, 5 AVID Elective Teachers 2006: 1 st graduating class: 23 students, 22 students accepted to 4-year college (95% acceptance rate) 2007: 43 Students, 43 students accepted to 4-year college (100% acceptance rate) 2008: 35 seniors, 35 students accepted to 4-year college (100% acceptance rate) 2009: 48 seniors, 48 students accepted to 4-year college (100% acceptance rate) 2010: 62 seniors (largest class) – Expected 100% Acceptance Rate

11 VMHS AVID Expectations Individual Determination AVID is a choice not a requirement – It’s an Attitude! Adopt the AVID Methodologies Maintain a Competitive Grade Point Average (Tutoring/ Probation/ Dismissal) Complete a Rigorous Course of Study (minimum 1 Advanced Placement Course before graduation) Actively Participate on Campus (sports, clubs, band, leadership etc. )

12 Local & National College Representation California State Universities Universities of California University of Arizona / Arizona State University University of Northern Arizona Washington State University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Yale University United States Air Force Academy University of Redlands Cal. Baptist University Concordia University Azusa Pacific University University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

13 How Do I Apply? Complete Application ( – on Mr. Bean’s website ) Turn in Application to Middle School Student Support Office (Due: March 24 th ) Take part in Interview Maintain competitive grades and positive behavior


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