Students will focus on transitioning to high school life and improving the foundational learning skills necessary for a college preparatory curriculum. Students will develop writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading skills along with binder organization, note-taking, time management, goal setting, and college exploration. Students engage in collaborative tutorial sessions to gain a greater understanding of material in their content area classes. This is not a time spent doing homework.
Students will develop and extend the foundational learning skills necessary for a college preparatory curriculum and will practice for and take the PSAT. Students will further develop writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading skills at a more rigorous level. They will engage in collaborative tutorial sessions to gain a greater understanding of material in their content area classes. Students are expected to apply binder organization, note-taking, time management, and goal setting curriculum to their daily work in all their classes.
Students will prepare to meet college entrance requirements and improve college readiness skills. Students will develop critical reading and writing skills, refine study and organization habits, and practice public speaking skills. Students work collaboratively with peers and college student tutors. They will learn about post-secondary options, financial aid, college life, and majors in preparation for senior year decisions. Students will prepare for and take college entrance exams, draft forms for letters of recommendation, create a high school resume, and draft personal statements. Students are encouraged to take at least one AP class and the corresponding exam or a CSU/UC transferable community college class.
Students will continue to learn in a collaborative environment with peers and college student tutors. Students will write college admissions essays, fill out college applications, and complete the process of applying for financial aid through the FAFSA form, Cal-grant GPA verification form, and scholarships. In preparation for the rigors of university, students will read, write, and research at the college entry level. Students will take at least one AP class and the corresponding exam or a CSU transferable community college class. Students and parent/guardian are required to attend school sponsored information nights.
Academic senior students will serve as tutors and mentors in the AVID 7, AVID 8, or AVID 9 classrooms. Students must demonstrate mature and responsible work habits. Teacher interns placed at Buljan and Cooley Middle Schools need to provide their own transportation. All interns are required to attend training meetings at Roseville High School and the Sacramento County Office of Education.