AVID Promo 2021
The AVID Elective is the core of AVID Secondary. It targets students in the academic middle–B, C, and even D students–with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.
AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement®. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.
Monica Ashcraft - Program Coordinator
Amazing AVID Teachers:
Monica Ashcraft - 9th grade
Paul Van Tuyl - 11th and 12th grade
Monique Ortega - 12th grade
Jeremy Hahn - 10th grade
Students Learn to Advocate
One of the skills that AVID teachers work to instill in students is the ability to advocate for themselves. Often, a barrier to student success is the inability of students to advocate, or speak up for themselves. Teachers work with AVID students to advocate for themselves by talking to their academic teachers about academic lessons and homework assignments. As a parent you can encourage your student to speak up and advocate for themselves.