Welcome to AVID Acceptance Night! AVID Coordinator •Matt Bean: [email protected] •951-894-5750 Ext: 6608 VMHS AVID Expectations • Individual Determination (AVID is a choice not a requirement) – “It’s not just a program, It’s an Attitude!” • Adopt the AVID Methodologies- Must be willing to change some of your personal habits. Do things the AVID way! • AVID is Competitive (Waiting List)- Work Ethic, Responsibility, Respect • Maintain a Competitive Grade Point Average (Tutoring/ Probation/ Dismissal)- Effort Wins! • Complete a Rigorous Course of Study (minimum 1 Advanced Placement/ Dual Enrollment Course before graduation) • Actively Participate on Campus (sports, clubs, band, leadership etc.) What are the AVID Methodologies all students will be expected to follow? • Cornell Notes: 1 page (front and back) per class each day (Math, English, Science, World Language) • Notebook Checks: Done every three weeks, monitors note taking, organization, and time management • Grade Checks: Monitored every three weeks • Tutorials: Fosters critical thinking skills and analysis, focuses on core subjects, done once or twice a week • Tutoring: Peer tutoring, college tutoring, grade improvement (required for multiple C’s or any grade lower than a C). 2 hours per week AVID Classroom Activities • Analytical Inquiry – Weekly Tutorials • Researching and applying to colleges • Applying for financial aid and scholarships • Visiting College Campuses • Standardized test preparation • Parent Information Sessions (Financial Aid Nights, College 101, Grade Level Expectations) • Personal Reflection and Exploration What is a College Prep. Schedule (A-G Courses)? • A-G requirements: – History/Social Science-2 years required – English-4 years required – Mathematics-3 required, 4 recommended – Lab Science-2 required, 3 recommended – Foreign Language-2 required, 3 recommended – Visual and Performing Arts- 1 year required – College Prep electives-1 year required Sample 9th Grade Schedule The following is a typical schedule for an incoming freshman. The periods of the particular classes will vary as will the choice of foreign language and level of math. However, the majority of the classes will remain consistent. Students that plan to be involved in Band, Chorus or ASB will have to make some special concessions within their schedule (usually postpone language class until following year). Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 Advanced English I / (English I on a limited basis) Math (Algebra I/ Geometry/ Algebra II) AVID 9 World Language I (Spanish/ ASL / French) CP Biology Health/ Computers PE 9 (mandated for all 9th graders) AVID AGREEMENT Agreement2010.doc Final Thoughts • All Students should plan to attend Link Crew Orientation (August 15th, 8:00 am-12:30 pm) and Registration (August 16th) • Vista Murrieta Schedule (7:30 am-2:30 pm): Arrive early- traffic is an issue A Day (Periods 1, 3, 5, 7) B Day (Periods 2, 4, 5, 6) • School Officially Counts: Success is a Choice (Attendance/ Homework) / Sacrifice / No Regrets!!!