AVID 9 Day 1 Intro

Paint Branch AVID 9
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing
all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Day 1
Welcome to AVID 9
• Hi, I’m Ms. Kaycee Crump
• AVID Site Coordinator and AVID
Elective Teacher
• Attended Davis & Elkins College on an
academic and basketball scholarship
and the West Virginia University
• Undergrad Major –Health & PE
• Master’s Degree in: Sports
Management and Administration.
• I want to teach AVID because…
What does AVID
stand for?
• Advancement
• Via
• Individual
• Determination
[L. avidus]: eager for knowledge
AVID: 30 Years of Success
Over 30 years, AVID has become
one of the most successful collegepreparatory programs for
underserved students, and today
reaches more than 400,000 students
in approximately 4,500 schools in 47
states and 16 other
Since 1990, more than 85,500 AVID students have graduated
from high school and planned to attend college.
What is
•Nationally acclaimed college
readiness system
•Designed to increase school-wide
learning and performance
•Targets the "Academic Middle"
AVID Student Profile:
• Average to high
test scores
• 2.0 – 3.5 GPA
• College potential
with support
• Desire and
• Must apply,
interview, and be
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 Closes the Achievement Gap
for ALL Students
What is the AVID
• The core component of the AVID
Program grades 9-12
• Supports students as they challenge
themselves in more rigorous
• Students are immersed in a collegeminded culture.
What is the AVID
• Access to tutors, who are top high
school seniors and college students
• Access to information about
colleges and universities
field trips, guest speakers, career
exploration, scholarship opportunities, and
college admission requirement information.
is not:
a remedial program
a study hall
an alternative program
a quick fix
High School Teachers estimate that:
•63% of their graduating seniors
will be adequately prepared for
college-level coursework
•51% will graduate from college
(MetLife, 2011).
•Data shows that only 25% of
high school graduates who took
the ACT test were ready for
college-level work (ACT, 2012).
• With an Elbow Partner discuss:
– What are your expectation for the
– Why do you want to be in AVID?