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Welcome to AVID

Welcome to AVID

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all
students for college readiness and success in a global society.
 
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a 7th through 12th grade school/district-wide program designed to prepare students for four-year college eligibility. Students recruited for AVID are typically first generation college bound students that have average to high grades. Students are then enrolled in a college preparatory sequence which accelerates students into more rigorous courses. In the AVID elective, students receive the academic and motivational support to succeed.
 
For one period a day, students learn organizational and study skills, WICR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading) strategies to work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, academic help from peers and AVID trained college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable. AVID classes may also participate in field trips to colleges. The AVID student is an academically successful leader and role model for other students.
 
Acceptance into the AVID program is made through teacher recommendation, application and/or interview, and meeting other qualifying criteria.
 
AVID website to learn more: http://www.avid.org/
 
AVID Coordinator/AVID 8 Teacher: Nicole Caiazza
 
AVID Teacher 7: Josephine Moore