AVID at a Glance Decades of College

AVID at a Glance
Decades of College Dreams
The Mission of AVID
The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most
especially the least served students who are in the middle:
Will succeed in rigorous curriculum;
Will complete a rigorous college preparatory path;
Will enter mainstream activities of the school;
Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges; and
Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in
a democratic society.
AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and
educators as they increase schoolwide/districtwide learning and
What is AVID?
• A structured, college preparatory program working directly with
schools and districts
• A direct support structure for first-generation college goers,
grades 4 – 12
• A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor working in over
2,700 middle schools and high schools in 39 states and 15
• A professional development program providing training
throughout the U.S.
The AVID Student Profile
Students With Academic Potential
• Average to high test scores
• 2.0 – 3.5 GPA
• College potential with support
• Desire and determination
Meets One or More of the Following Criteria
• First to attend college
• Historically underserved in four-year colleges
• Low income
• Special circumstances
The AVID Curriculum
• The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was
developed by middle and senior high school teachers in
collaboration with college professors.
• 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.
• It is driven by the WICR method, which stands for writing,
inquiry, collaboration, and reading.
Writing Process: Pre-write through Final Draft
Respond; Revise
Edit; Final Draft
Class and Textbook Cornell Notes
Learning Logs & Journals
Skilled Questioning
Socratic Seminars
Critical Thinking Activities
Writing Questions
Open-Minded Activities
Group Projects
Study Groups
Jigsaw Activities
Response/Edit/Revision Groups
Collaborative Activities
SQ3R’s (Survey, Questions, Read, Recite, Review)
KWL (What I Know; Want to Learn; Learned)
Reciprocal Teaching
Text Structure
A Sample Week in AVID Electives
• Monday – AVID Curriculum
• Tuesday – Tutorials
– Combination for Block Schedule
• Wednesday – AVID Curriculum
• Thursday – Tutorials
– Combination for Block Schedule
• Friday – Binder Evaluation, Field Trips, Media Center, Speakers,
Motivational Speakers
AVID Curriculum Includes
• Writing Curriculum
• College and Careers
• Strategies for Success
AVID Tutorials Include
• Collaborative Study Groups
• Writing Groups
• Socratic Seminars
AVID Graduates
• 96% plan to enroll in a college or university
• 68% plan to enroll in a four-year university
• 28% plan to enroll in a two-year college
• 83% of parents have less than a four-year college degree
Source: AVID Center Data Collection System, 2003-2004
Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole percent
Paloma Valley High School’s
AVID Faculty
• AVID Coordinator: Beatrice Chumacero
• AVID Elective Teachers: Beatrice Chumacero, & Marjorie Sotero
• AVID Counselors: A-F/Megan Roberts, F-L/Linda VanKirk, MO/Kimberly Montiel, P-Z/Pete Lopez

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