Remember what the letters in AVID stand for? Advancement Via Individual Determination The AVID Student The AVID Student AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. The AVID Student Now that your child is an AVID student we/you are reinforcing these attitudes within them… Take individual responsibility for your own success Want to succeed Believe you can succeed Exhibit positive attitudes toward yourself and others Be open to new experiences in all phases of the program Want to become an independent learner Come to class prepared Serve as a role model for other students Share your work for the purpose of improving it Be willing to study in groups Keep your parents informed of your progress Become involved in campus activities The Avid Curriculum The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes, in content-area classes in AVID schools, and even in schools where the AVID elective is not offered. AVID Curriculum Includes Strategies for Success - study techniques, note-taking Leadership - public speaking, community service, collaboration Writing Strategies - summaries, learning logs College and Careers - research projects, college field trips, Junior Achievement AVID STRATEGIES Inquiry Based Learning AVID Binder Organization Tutorials Cornell Notes Study Techniques Time Management Test-taking Strategies Collaboration Leadership Opportunities Community Service The AVID Tutor Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class, where they facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. As students from colleges and universities, tutors receive formal training and also serve as role models. AVID students who continue their education in college often return to the program as tutors. The AVID Parent AVID parents encourage their students to achieve academically, participate on an advisory board and in AVID parent and site team meetings, and maintain regular contact with the AVID coordinator. Many parents and students participate in AVID Family Workshops. My Philosophy In Helping Your Child Follow the AVID Way! Teach the AVID strategies and reinforce them in your child’s learning. Hold your child to a higher standard. Positive praise and reinforcement when goals are met. (VERBAL PRAISE and SHOUT OUTS GO ALONG WAY) Create a classroom environment where everybody is supportive to each other. That means holding them accountable as well. Teach a “Can do, will do.” attitude!