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ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION
AVID is a college readiness system designed to ensure students are academically and socially prepared for success in college. AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination" and comes from the Latin root avidus meaning “eager for knowledge”.
The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness. The three main components of the AVID system are: academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational and college preparation activities. The AVID curriculum covers writing, inquiry, collaborative grouping, organization, and academic reading.
AVID students are enrolled in advanced classes, and attend the AVID academic elective class daily, as part of the regular class schedule. AVID classes are taught by AVID trained teachers. AVID students take the most rigorous courses they can, and receive time in the AVID class to collaborate with both peers and college tutors. Tutors are accessible in the AVID elective class where they facilitate student success in academically rigorous courses. Tutors are college students who also serve as role models for AVID students. All tutors receive formal training in AVID methodologies and the tutorial process.
AVID ensures students are aware of the steps necessary for admission to a four-year university, and assistance is provided to complete those steps. Students research different colleges and universities, careers, and majors. They receive assistance selecting the college and major that is the best fit for them, and receive help with college admissions applications and essays, scholarship applications, financial aid applications and more. Additionally, the AVID curriculum includes preparation for SAT, ACT, AP, and CLEP testing.
W ho can participate in AVID?
Any student may apply for AVID; however, AVID is designed for students who have the individual motivation and potential to do what is needed to be eligible and prepared for success at a four-year university upon graduation. AVID students are
typically in the academic middle, with at least a "C" average and the potential to succeed in rigorous curricula with the academic and personal support that AVID provides. In general, AVID recruits students who have few, or no discipline infractions and few absences. Most students enter AVID in junior school or at the beginning of their 9th grade year. 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students at campuses with AVID who fall within the parameters for meeting AVID entry requirements receive invitations to attend an informational session each spring. Counselors and teachers also recommend students for AVID. Additionally, we welcome any interested students to apply in the spring. All candidates must complete an application and interview, prior to being admitted into AVID.
What happens in an AVID class?
AVID classes typically follow this weekly schedule:
AVID curriculum activities, including research, writing assignments, critical reading, inquiry-based learning, and collaborative projects
AVID Socratic tutorials with college tutors
AVID Binder checks, Socratic seminars, guest speakers, team-building activities
Goose Creek Memorial High School
6001 E. Wallisville Rd Baytown, Texas 77521-281.421.4400
Misty Dolgner AVID Coordinator
Robert E. Lee High School
1809 Market Street Baytown, Texas 77520-281.420.4535
Veronica Phillips AVID Coordinator
Ross S. Sterling High School
300 W. Baker Rd. Baytown, Texas 77521-281.420.4500
Scott Sickle AVID Coordinator
IMPACT Early College High School
1906 Decker Drive, Baytown, Texas 77500-281.420.4802
Adrienne Schoppe AVID Coordinator
Baytown Junior School
7707 Bayway Drive, Baytown, Texas 77520-281.420.4560
Camille Burt AVID Coordinator
Horace Mann Junior School
310 S. Hwy 146, Baytown, Texas 77520-281.420.4585
Areasha Hebert AVID Coordinator
Consolidated Independent School District
4544 Interstate 10 East | Baytown, Texas 77521 | 281.420.4800
P.O. Box 30 | Baytown, Texas 77522 | 281.420.4800
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