Welcome to AVID
Acceptance Night!
AVID Coordinator
•Matt Bean: mbean@murrieta.k12.ca.us
•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)
World Language I (Spanish/ ASL / French)
CP Biology
Health/ Computers
PE 9 (mandated for all 9th graders)
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
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!!!

Welcome to AVID Acceptance Night!