What is AVID? Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success. To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Districts have the flexibility to decide how many AVID Elective classes to start and which grade levels will implement AVID first.
How does your student learn more about AVID? An AVID representative will be coming out to MPE soon to discuss AVID at Forest Meadow Junior High.
How does your student apply for AVID? After our AVID presentation from the Junior High, I will hold a lunch with students interested in AVID and review the process with them. They will need to fill out a information form and get parent's signature, they will need to ask two teachers for a recommendation and they will be prepped for an interview that will occur in January/ February.