Advancement via Individual Determination
An AVID student is: Enthusiastic; ardent; characterized by vigorous pursuit.
The mission of AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is to ensure that students will succeed in college preparatory path by:
1. Succeeding in rigorous curriculum
2. Entering mainstream activities of the school
3. Increasing their enrollment in four-year colleges
4. Becoming educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society
Through extensive case management, tutorial groups, academic advocacy, college counseling, and more, students will get the necessary help to handle barriers to academic success, increase their engagement with school, improve their attendance and school performance, and develop skills for navigating the school system and support services. Students generally begin the program their 9th grade year.
Galileo AVID Graduates:
- 99% are enrolled into a 4-year university
- 100% complete A-G requirements
WHAT IS AVID?
AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with academic potential for a four-year college.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR AVID STUDENTS?
AVID Students are expected to maintain at least a “C” average in scholarship and citizenship, to study a minimum of two hours a night, to enroll in college preparatory classes, and to attend a four-year university.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE AVID PROGRAM?
The AVID Program is three-pronged; in the AVID Elective class, students:
1.Receive academic instruction in writing, note-taking, studying, test-taking, and organization
2.Receive academic support from college tutors through collaborative groups and peer tutoring
3.Are motivated to pursue academic excellence though cultural and college field trips, guest speakers, and AVID team building
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE AN AVID STUDENT?
The AVID student carries a binder, takes notes in ALL classes, is prepared for class, is a positive role-model for other students, and is on-track for college.