Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective class offering rigorous curriculum to promote student achievement. The class is offered for middle and high school students, and was created to help students be successful in school and to plan for college after high school graduation. The program focuses on students who are passing their classes, but may lack the necessary support to pursue a college education.
The schools involved are HOB, SLS, MHS and middle, and KWH. Each school has an 8 member site team that consists of the AVID Elective Teacher/Site coordinator, principal and AP and content area teachers. All attended a five day AVID training in Orlando.
Three main components of the program:
Rigorous academic instruction
Collaborative tutorial group support
Motivational mentorship and
The goal of AVID is for students to challenge themselves with rigorous curriculum, to join school activities, and help them to achieve the goal of going to college. The potential AVID student would attend school regularly, be prepared for class, be self-motivated and be willing to work hard. Students learn to research, take notes, work in groups, and debate issues.
September Activities Include College Color Day
Wear Your College Colors on Friday, September 4th!! College Colors Day is an annual celebration promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great and strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness. Other September events include: Read for the Record, Bus Safety contest, and Act Out for Health Contests.