AVID at Twin Peaks Middle School
AVID Summer Assignment
All the documents needed to complete this summer's assignment can be found below.
for the 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Click here for the 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Click here for AVID Compass Learning Information
Click here for the Book Preview Information Sheet
AVID Coordinator: Mikki Matautia, firstname.lastname@example.org , 858-748-5131 x2907
AVID is a unique program, unlike any other. AVID is the ONLY program for students in the academic middle— not at-risk, not remedial, not GATE. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is an international program started by San Diego teacher, Mary Catherine Swanson. AVID is a 7-12th grade program that prepares students to attend and graduate from a 4-year university.
The mission of the AVID program is to ensure that all students, especially students in the middle with academic potential, capable of completing a college preparatory path, will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum, will enter mainstream activities of the school, will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
The AVID program teaches students specific skills that will enhance their chances of gaining entrance into a 4-year university and successfully graduating from that institution. These skills include note taking, time management, organization, inquiry, writing, study methods, public speaking, and many other skills that are required in a rigorous high school curriculum (i.e. Honors and Advanced Placement) and college.
Recruitment for the AVID program begins early in the spring. Students are selected for possible inclusion based on: Grade Point Average, SAT9 scores, Teacher Recommendation, and Special Circumstances, if any. Once identified, students are invited to an informational meeting, and can then determine whether the student will pursue an individual interview. AVID students must display a desire to be academically pushed to higher levels of learning. Students are interviewed in March, and then informed of placement sometime in the month of April.