AVID Application Form Deadline: __________ 2013-2014 Applicant Data School Year Last Name_______________________ First____________________ Middle Initial____________ ID Number: ________________________________ Gender: Male_________ Female_________ Mailing Address__________________________________ _____________Apartment #________ City__________________________________ State_____________ Zip Code________________ Telephone (______) ___________________Email Address _______________________________ Place of Birth: City ____________________ State _________________ Country _____________ Primary Language (If other than English) ___________ Language Spoken at Home ____________ School Currently Attending ______________________________________ Grade ___________ Returning AVID Student Yes_____ No_____ Transferring from AVID School Yes______ No_____ If Yes, What School? __________________ ___________________________________________ Did you apply for any other program/academy? Yes____ No ____ Name ___________________ *Note: This will not affect access into the AVID program School Data Expected Graduation Date: Month _____________ Year__________ G.P.A. _________________ Academic Program (Pre-AP, AVID) _____________________________________________________________________________ Counselor of Record _____________________________________________________________ Parent Information Mother/Guardian Full Name_______________________________________________________ Cell Phone (_____) _____________________ Work Phone (_____) ________________________ Father/Guardian Full Name_______________________________________________________ Cell Phone (_____) _____________________ Work Phone (_____) ________________________ 1 AVID Application Form Deadline: __________ Parent’s Highest Level of Education (Please Check Applicable) Mother Less than High School Father Guardian ____________ ____________ ___________ Grade Level Reached: ____________ ____________ ____________ High School Diploma ____________ ____________ ____________ Bachelors Degree ____________ ____________ ____________ Masters Degree ____________ ____________ ____________ Doctorate Degree ____________ ____________ ____________ In what country was the degree earned:___________________________ Written Interview Please answer all questions with complete sentences. Must be paragraph length and attached separately. 1. What do you think will be expected of you if you join AVID? 2. It is required to take at least one Pre AP course and AVID as an elective. How do you feel about these expectations? 3. Would it be difficult for you to achieve grades of 85 and above in all your classes? Why? 4. Why do you think that we expect our AVID students to take Cornell notes, keep a binder and agenda? 5. Do you want to go to college? Why? 6. Do you have any questions you would like to ask us about the AVID program during your interview? 2 AVID Application Form Deadline: __________ Essay Teacher Recommendation There are many types of leaders, based on the Wallstreet Journal article Leadership Styles, what type of leader are you? Please attach separately, length must be between 400- 600 words. The article can be found at http://guides.wsj.com/management/developing-a-leadership-style/how-to-develop-a-leadershipstyle/ Students must submit two (2) recommendation letters from core teachers. The recommendation forms are attached. Once your teachers have filled out the recommendation letters, they must deliver it to the counselor or AVID coordinator (Mrs. K. Arras, Socorro High School, 937-2225). Application Checklist The student is responsible for submitting all materials to the AVID coordinator/counselor on time. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. This application becomes complete and valid only when all the following materials have been received: ___ Student Application ___ Student Written Interview and Essay ___ Letters of Recommendation from Core Teachers (2) ___ *Current Attendance Record ___ *Current Grade Report/ Report Card ___ *7th Grade STAAR Scores or 9th/10th Grade EOC Scores ___ Most recent TAKS scores ___ Copy of EXPLORE/PLAN/PSAT/SAT Scores if applicable * Counselors and teachers have access to these records so ask for a copy. AVID Application Form Deadline: __________ 3 Teacher Recommendation Recommendation for: ______________________________________________ (student’s full name) Student’s School: _________________________________________________ I, ______________________, recommend______________________________ as a candidate for the Socorro High School AVID program. I have known_____________________ for _______ years as a student in my __________________ class. I believe this student has the potential to go to college and that the AVID program would help him/her attain this goal. Below is my assessment of this student. Sincerely, ___________________________ ______________ (teacher’s signature) (date) Please rate the student on a scale of 1 – 5. (5 = excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = average, 2 = some difficulty, 1 = not a strength) General Behavior _______ School Attendance _______ Organizational Skills _______ Internal Motivation _______ Turning Work in on Time _______ Writing Skills _______ Willing to Accept Support _______ Ability to Work Ability to do Honor Work With Extra Support With Other Students _______ _______ Comments or Concerns: *Please return this completed form to the AVID coordinator, Mrs. Karen Arras Rm. 5601 or email form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hand it to the student once completed. The integrity of the program relies on the authenticity of this information. Thank You!