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AVID

Advancement via Individual Determination

Advancement Via Individual Determination,  AVID, began in a San Diego High School and moved into Middle and Elementary Schools across the US. AVID is designed to help students "in the middle" who, with a little help, can achieve at a higher level. The skills and strategies learned in AVID will help students throughout their educational careers.

The AVID Elective Class will focus on organizing with planners and binders, learning to use Cornell Notes, maintaining quality classwork and grades, and learning to correctly participate in Tutorials and Socratic Seminars.

We expect our AVID students to take the most difficult schedule they can handle. Since many of our AVID students have never taken a Pre-AP class, the AVID Elective Class will provide students with support in their academic classes.

Many Stinson Staff members, in all academic areas, have attended the AVID Summer Institute. The Staff uses many of the strategies that they've learned, such as Cornell Notes and Binder and Planner Checks. Our Staff expects AVID students to use the strategies they've learned, and while AVID requires Individual Determination, our Staff is here to help all AVID students achieve at their highest level.

Please contact our Guidance Office for more information regarding AVID on our campus.

AVID 6 (6th Grade) is an introduction to the AVID Philosophy. Students will develop an awareness of the values accompanying academic goals and success. The course will focus on building students’ self-confidence and communication skills in working with peers and adults. Students will be exposed to reading strategies that will assist them in building vocabulary and understanding a variety of texts and will also focus on pre-writing techniques, summary writing, and structural components of note-taking. Prerequisite (PR): Application and interview Semesters: 2

AVID 7 (7th Grade) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth. Prerequisite (PR): Application and interview Semesters: 2 H

AVID-HS CREDIT AVID 1 (8th Grade) - HS Credit Note: This course serves as a substitute for Methodology for Academic and Personal Success (MAPS) and Communication Applications. Students who successfully complete AVID 1 will fulfill the NISD Speech requirement for high school graduation.  AVID 1 is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth. This course is a High School Credit course that will also allow students to meet their speech requirement for graduation. Prerequisite (PR): Application and interview Semesters: 2 HS Credit (CR): 1

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