AVID Program

Avid program

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination,
is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.

What AVID Does
Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

How AVID Works
AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.

AVID:
- Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
- Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
- Creates a positive peer group for students
- Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

CIMS offers AVID in the middle school and high school level.

AVID I 
Course Number:
0220
Recommendation: Students must submit an AVID application, a copy of unofficial transcripts, two core subject teacher recommendations, and an interview.
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 9

AVID I is a college preparatory elective that requires students to be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum that is rigorous and challenging. During the freshman year, students will be introduced to Cornell note taking, Costa's Levels of Questioning, the Socratic Method Tutorial, and the Socratic Seminar. Students will construct a 4 year academic plan and become familiar with the expectations of incoming freshmen to CSU's, UC's, and private colleges. Additionally, students will learn various study skills and organizational skills and receive bi-weekly academic support in the AVID tutorial with peer and/or college tutors. Cultural and college field trips are planned for students who maintain good standing in the AVID program. On site, students will participate in the AVID Idol competition, the Club Fair, AVID Parent Night, and AVID Dodgeball.

AVID II 
Course Number:
0222
Recommendation: Students must submit an AVID application, a copy of unofficial transcripts, two core subject teacher recommendations, and an interview OR maintained good standing in AVID I.
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 10

AVID II is a college preparatory elective that requires students to be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum that is rigorous and challenging. During the sophomore year, students will continue to build on the previous year and will begin preparing to take the ACT, SAT and CAHSEE, work on vocabulary development, revisit the four year plan to ensure student progress, and further explore colleges and careers. Students maintain participation in the bi-weekly tutorial with peer tutors and/or college tutors. Students will complete a college research project. Cultural and college field trips are planned for students who maintain good standing in the program. On site, students will participate in the AVID Idol competition, the Club Fair, AVID Parent Night, and AVID Dodgeball.

AVID III 
Course Number:
0224
Grade Level: 11 
Course Length: One Year

AVID III is a college preparatory elective that requires students to be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum that is rigorous and challenging. During the junior year, students will continue to build on skills developed in levels one and two, and prepare for and take the PSAT, the PLAN, the SAT, and the ACT, revisit the four year plan to ensure students progress, and further explore college and careers. Students maintain participation in the bi-weekly tutorial with peer and/or college tutors. Students will complete a career research project. College and cultural field trips are planned for students who maintain good standing in the program.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS

AVID Middle School Application.pdf

AVID 9-12 Grade Application.pdf

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