THE AVID ELECTIVE STUDENT - Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a schoolwide approach that equips students, regardless of their postsecondary path, with the tools to design their own futures. By providing students with a toolkit of transferable, instructional best strategies, ranging from academic skillsets to leadership development, students deepen their critical thinking and analytical skills, explore their interests and postsecondary options, thrive in rigorous courses (e.g. Pre-AP/Advancement Placement or CTE courses) at a much higher rate than their peers, and learn how to better advocate for themselves as lead learners. Although AVID is a schoolwide approach that can be embedded within any content area, students in the AVID Elective Course are provided targeted support and explore college and career readiness opportunities that are more closely aligned to their individual interests. The AVID Program teaches students how to study, read, write, and think like content experts, take focused notes, and manage their time effectively. Students in the AVID Elective participate in Socratic style tutorial sessions, facilitated by trained tutors, who help students define their point of confusion, unpack their thinking, and arrive at a solution via a questions-based approach that guide students to a higher level of understanding.
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Mondays and Wednesdays: AVID Elective Students are engaged in the AVID Curriculum; these class sessions are specifically designed to build the instructional acumen of students via high engaging, college and career readiness lesson plans that provide students with a toolkit of instructional best practices that can be transferred to any content area.
Tuesday and Thursdays: AVID Elective students use the inquiry process and Socratic dialogue to address Points of Confusion (POCs) from their content classes in order to come to a more complete understanding of what they are learning.
Framework Fridays address different parts of AVID's College and Career Readiness Framework than curriculum and tutorial days; Framework Fridays include college and career exploration, student leadership seminars, guest speakers, and/or college or career-related field trips.
AVID Grade Level Standards