WELCOME TO Mrs. Kohler, AVID Instructor “I don’t need to do my best in AVID. I’ll get an “A” without even trying!” What does AVID stand for? • Advancement • Via • Individual • Determination [L. avidus]: eager for knowledge Topics in AVID • Organization • Research Skills/Papers • Time Management • Public Speaking • Money Management • Cornell Notes • College Readiness • Philosophical Chairs • Socratic Seminars • Tutorials • Scholarship Research • College Exploration • Goal Setting • Career Exploration • Mission Statements • The Process of Getting a Job • Self Discovery & Reflection • Study Skills • Tips for Success • Guidance Lessons • Binder Checks The Mission of AVID “AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.” AVID Student Profile • Average to high test scores • 2.0 – 3.5 GPA • College potential with support • Desire • Determination What AVID is NOT • A remedial class • Study hall Students must meet at least one criteria below: • 1st to attend college • Historically underserved in college • Low income • Special circumstance Sample Week in AVID Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri • AVID • AVID •Presentations Skills for Skills for Success •Tutorials Success •Tutorials • AVID Skills for Success • College & • College & Careers Careers •Teambuilding • Binder Check Tutorials Cornell Notes Purpose of AVID Tutorials • Create deeper understanding of core curriculum • Develop academic skills • Reflective learning • Encourage leadership skills Students remember… Academic Rigor “Rigorous curriculum is a greater factor in determining college graduation rates than class standing, standardized test scores, or grade point average.” - Clifford Adelman AVID increases the # of • Low income students in college • Minorities in college • Students graduating from college AVID Graduates • 97% plan to attend college – 66% will enroll in a four-year university – 31% will enroll in a two-year college • 78% of AVID students are accepted to four-year universities • 83% of their parents have less than a four-year degree Completion of Four-Year College Entrance Requirements • 76% of all graduating seniors DO NOT meet university requirements • 89% of AVID students meet university requirements! • Only 34% of students in the United States complete university requirements Nationwide • Nationwide 76% of students from affluent backgrounds attend college. • Only 4% of community college students transfer to a four-year college or university • AVID seniors graduate with an average G.P.A. of 3.1 Why AVID works • Rigorous curriculum • Support • Creates a team • Provides students with critical learning skills (WICOR) Grading • Binder Check (30%) • Tutorial (30%) • Projects, classwork and homework (30%) • Portfolio (10%) Expectations • Students are expected to demonstrate maturity, responsibility, and respect for others. • Anything that interferes with learning, including, but not limited to cell phones, music players, makeup, and food, will be confiscated. • Students will participate in college entrance exams such as the PSAT, PLAN, and SAT. Expectations • Students wearing clothing not meeting the dress code will be immediately sent to the office to change. • Gum, food, and drink are not allowed in class. • Cells phones need to be silenced and put away during class time. Late work & Extra Credit • Late work will not be accepted. All tutorials/homework/projects assigned are due at the beginning of the class period. • Extra credit is rarely offered in AVID if at all.
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