AVID stands for: Advanced Via Individual Determination
AVID is about helping kids stay on a path to college. AVID is a global nonprofit organization, dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all types of students for college and other global opportunities. AVID helps you with everything you need help with, that’s what tutorials are for. AVID teachers are always there to help keep you on track with everything. AVID starts when you get to 6th grade and you can stay in AVID all through high school. You can also drop out of AVID whenever you want if it gets to stressful.
We do Cornell notes, TRF (Tutor request form ) , and tutorial groups. Which means when you have tutorial groups you need one of these pieces of paper filled out and you have to tell them what you are struggling with.
Tutorial Group: Tutorial groups help us out a lot. You pick a topic that you are struggling with, then you present it. You stay in the tutorial group for the whole semester so it’s good so you get to really get to know your tutor. For example if I was struggling with math, I would pick out a problem that was on my homework or classwork and put it on my trf. Then you write down what you know about the problem; the tutor and peers are supposed to ask questions so you understand better.
Cornell Notes: We do Cornell notes at least 2-3 times a week and you make them following the 1-2-3 rule. The 1-2-3 rule stands for 1 summary 2 pictures and 3 questions. You have to have color in it and your summary has to be more than 3 sentences. They make us do Cornell note because when you write stuff down in notes then you learn to remember it.
Field Trips: In AVID you go on field trips to colleges and it is very helpful and good to do. It gives you a chance to experience what life is like in college. When we went to Mars Hill we got to talk to real college students about what majors are easy to take in college, and what you need to get into college. To me it was a very helpful experience.
Story by Lorya Harbison and Morghyan Harbison