• Course Introduction – AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a full-year elective class that prepares students to attend a four-year college upon graduation from high school. Your academic performance as a 9th grader will be a part of your permanent high school transcript. To be successful, you will need to consistently attend school, work hard, and stay organized throughout the course of the year.

    AVID Mission – The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL AVID students:

    • 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
    • Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in democratic society.

    AVID Expectations

    Organization is the key to success. Your binders should have the following tabs for every class:

    • Cornell Notes
    • Homework
    • Graded Work
    • Handouts

    You will need to purchase your own planner by the end of the week. Write it down daily.

    Reference it later. A successful student uses his or her planner to write down homework assignments, daily agendas, important due dates, and school events. Use your month-at-a-glance for planning future events and your week-at-a-glance for planning homework and other important daily activities.

    For this class you will need the following supplies:

    • (1) 2"-3” three-ring binder and tabs for all classes
    • Cornell Notes (college rule lined paper or notebooks)
    • blue and black pens
    • pencils (mechanical is preferred)
    • two highlighters
    • a pouch for your writing utensils

    Maintain an “AVID Attitude”

    • Always being prepared with materials and assignments in AVID elective and other content area classes.
    • Taking pride in work turned in to AVID elective and other content area classes.
    • Demonstrating leadership and willingness to participate in all classes.
    • Demonstrating an appreciation of being challenged in all areas of learning.