AVID

Course Descriptions

 
AVID-Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID I & II   [10005 & 10006]                                                        1 unit              2 semesters

The ninth and tenth grade AVID course is an elective class for students who are college bound.  Students learn strategies to ensure success in college-prep course work, students work individually, as well as in tutor-led collaborative groups.  Cornell note taking, outlining, writing, speaking, reading and test-taking strategies are stressed.  In addition, the course includes college motivational activities. The AVID curriculum focuses on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration and Reading (WICR) through the AVID High School Libraries in both teacher and tutor-led activities.

 

AVID III        [10007]                                                                        1 unit              2 semesters

The eleventh grade AVID course is an elective class for students who are college bound. Students learn strategies to ensure success in college-prep course work, students work individually, as well as in tutor-led collaborative groups.  Because eleventh grade students will be exposed to at least three Advanced Placement courses/tests, AVID III will emphasize Study Groups, their dynamics and how effective study groups work.  In addition, the course includes college motivational activities. The AVID curriculum focuses on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration and Reading (WICR) through the AVID High School Libraries in both teacher and tutor-led activities.

 

AVID IV                                                                                            1 unit              2 semesters

In the senior year, the AVID IV class is a continuation of the curriculum of the AVID III year; however the emphasis is on applying to colleges and universities. Students will also focus on completing and competing for the many scholarship opportunities available.  AVID IV is in addition to a Senior Capstone class.


For more information, contact Margaret Hensley.

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