The mission of AVID is to ensure that students who are capable of completing a college preparatory path will be able to do the following:
AVID is about learning to learn efficiently and powerfully. The goal is to help every student become an organized, successful, thinking student who is on a determined path to college.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 800,000 students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.
Click this link for further information about the AVID organization.
The educational benefits of AVID are not just for students selected into the AVID program, but for ALL students at Claggett Creek. As a school, Claggett Creek’s mission and goal is that all students graduate and are prepared for a successful life. To do this, many of the successful and effective learning and teaching strategies from AVID have been implemented by all teachers… in all classes… for all students. AVID strategies that a student at Claggett Creek can expect to encounter in any class school wide would include:
Students learn about college and what it takes to get there, and everything in the AVID elective class supports this objective. The major components of the elective class include the following: Cornell notes, test-taking strategies, college and career research, study skills, organizational skills, writing skills, research skills, guest speakers, study tips, tutorials, and successful student behaviors.
Enrollment into the AVID elective class (i.e. the “AVID program”) requires an application process that follows specific requirements. Upon acceptance into the AVID program, students are required to agree, sign and adhere to the AVID Contract, a strict set of academic, behavior, and participation requirements. If you would like more specific information accaptance into the AVID program, feel free to contact one of our AVID coordinators.
Mrs. Stewart’s 7th Grade Elective: The 7th grade AVID class continues to be very busy. We are in the middle of a public speaking unit where students have had the opportunity to practice their… Read more
Mrs. Stewart’s 7th Grade Elective: The 7th grade AVID class has had a busy 6 weeks! We have been in the full swing of AVID tutorials twice a week which has been going very well. Students… Read more
The direction and leadership of Claggett Creek’s AVID program starts with our AVID site team. The site team is comprised of the principal, the AVID coordinators, the school counselors, the AVID elective teachers, a collection of other teachers and classified staff, AVID tutors, and parents of AVID students. In addition, AVID students are even invited to present at most of the site team meetings. The primary purpose of the AVID site team is to review program goals and data, develop support strategies for AVID students, and plan AVID events–such as parent nights and college visits.
If you are a parent of an AVID student, and are wanting to receive more information regarding joining the AVID site team, please feel free to contact one of our AVID co-coordinators.