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AVID Is . . .

The (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially the least served students in the middle capable of completing a college path

will succeed in a rigorous curriculum,
will enter mainstream activities of the school,
will increase their enrollment in 4-year colleges, and
will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.


Voluntary participation by students and staff

AVID elective class availability within the regular academic day

Student enrollment in a rigorous, college-prep course of study

Bases of instruction include

   Strong writing and reading curricula



Trained tutors in the AVID classroom

Data-intensive program monitoring

Active interdisciplinary site team.

AVID program essentials include:

A sample week in the AVID elective class includes two days of tutorials, two days of AVID curriculum, and Friday as activity day and for binder evaluation. The AVID curriculum includes a writing curriculum, college and career information, and strategies for success. Tutorials include collaborative study groups, writing groups, and Socratic seminars. Cornell note taking is stressed in all facets of the program.


AVID at American Indian Magnet:

We have an AVID elective class at 6th, 7th, 8th grade, plus a Native American AVID.  The essentials of AVID are taught to all students in most middle school classes.  The AVID Elective Teachers at AIMS are:

Mr. Besette - 7th Grade Elective and 8th Grade American Indian AVID

Mr. Kurtti - 8th Grade Elective

We also have several other middle school teachers AVID trained.

Featuring Mr. Bresette

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