• AVID 9

    AVID 9

    Course ID: 801113 (Fall) / 801213 (Spring) 

    Open to grades:  9

    Prerequisite:  Application and interview required

    Placement recommendation:  AVID students challenge themselves academically in order to be eligible for four-year university.

    UC/CSU – Elective (“g”)

    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 twice a week to gain a greater understanding of material in content area classes, which is not a time spent doing homework.

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  • AVID 10

    AVID 10

    Course ID: 802123 (Fall) / 802133 (Spring)

    Open to grades:  10

    Prerequisite:  Application and interview required; at least a 2.0 grade point average

    Placement recommendation:  AVID students challenge themselves academically in order to be eligible for four-year university.

    UC/CSU – Elective (“g”)

    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.  Students will conduct college and career research.  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. 

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  • AVID 11

    AVID 11

    Course ID: 803133 (Fall) / 803143 (Spring) 

    Open to grades:  11

    Prerequisite:  Application and interview required; at least a 2.5 grade point average

    Placement recommendation:  AVID students challenge themselves academically in order to be eligible for four-year university.

    UC/CSU – Elective (“g”)

    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 and college application essays. Students are encouraged to take at least one Academic Enrichment or AP class and the corresponding exam. 

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  • AVID 12

    AVID 12

    Course ID: 804143 (Fall) / 804153 (Spring)

    Open to grades:  12

    Prerequisite:  Application and interview required.  AVID 11 strongly recommended. Enrollment is limited to students with a 3.0 GPA or better with a schedule that meets or exceeds a-g college entrance requirements, including at least one AP or community college class. Students must be applying to four-year universities. 

    Placement recommendation:  AVID students challenge themselves academically in order to be eligible for four-year university.

    UC/CSU – Elective (“g”)

    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 or DREAM Act application and applying for 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 Advanced Placement class and the corresponding exam, Dual Enrollment class or a CSU/UC transferable community college class. 

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  • AVID Leadership

    AVID Leadership

    Open to grades: 11 & 12

    This course was approved Spring 2023. It was formerly known as: AVID Teacher Intern.

    Students facilitate AVID Tutorial groups in AVID elective courses. AVID Tutorials are a collaborative environment in which students use the inquiry process and Socratic dialogue to address Points of Confusion from their content classes in order to come to a more complete understanding of what they are learning. AVID Leadership students are positive role models who are trained in the ten-step AVID tutorial process.

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