AVID

Apply here: https://forms.gle/wERu3yuk3L5JWpkZA   Deadline March 11, 2022

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is offered as an elective course that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges. There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test taking, note-taking, and research. These skills are all supported through WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies used throughout the AVID elective, as well as their core curriculum.

Skills Covered:

Students will learn and apply AVID skills, such as:

• Note-taking

• Organization

• Time management

• Goal setting

• Oral communication through presentations, Socratic Seminars, and a public speaking unit

• Writing to learn activities

Objectives of the AVID elective course:

1. Students will take courses that meet four year college entrance requirements.

2. Students will participate in tutorials with paid and trained tutors for academic courses.

3. Students will learn and apply AVID skills, including note-taking, organization, time management, and goal setting.

4. Students will improve their oral communication skills through a variety of activities, including presentation and Socratic Seminar.

5. Students will participate in writing to learn activities, including note-taking, learning logs, and essay writing.

6. Students will prepare for college entrance examinations, including the SAT®, SAT® Subject, and ACT.

7.  Students will visit at least two colleges or universities during each academic year (when feasible based on budget and pandemic)

Want College? Take AVID

Need help navigating the college application process? Take AVID

Did this year have you feeling alone? Need to find a school-family?  Take AVID

Scared to take an Honors or AP Class or just want more help?  Take AVID

Receive help from those that know how to apply to colleges and earn scholarships 

 $800,000 awarded in scholarships so far this year and we are just getting started!  You could be next!

Learn how to work smarter not harder

Paid tutors help walk you through points of confusion from your content classes

Go on college tours, football games and basketball games to schools like VCU, U of Richmond, JMU, Mary Washington, & Howard University

Have guest speakers share their experiences and tips for college & career success

Class counts as sequential elective toward graduation

 Sign up with your counselor;   Get an application.  You will then be contacted   for an interview.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/wERu3yuk3L5JWpkZA  Deadline March 11, 2022

Questions: 

Ms. Swientoniowski and  Ms. Hughes