Applications for School Year 17-18 are now being accepted. Applications are due by April 19, 2017. Applications can be found on the Forms page of the AVID Site. Completed Applications are to be turned into the JHS front office.
What is AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)?
AVID is a nationally recognized college and career readiniess system. AVID trained educators teach students academic and social skills to develop habits and behaviors that allow students to succeed in rigorous curriculum.
How does the AVID Program at JHS work?
The AVID Elective class is integrated with Honors English and is delivered as a year long course. Students are expected to remain in the program for all four years of high school.
How does a student enroll in the AVID Program?
Rising 9th and 10th grade students do not need to have previously been in AVID to apply for acceptance into the program. These students are to fill out an application prior to the start of the school year and turn the application in to the office. Students will then be interviewed and notified as to whether they have been accepted into the program.
Rising 11th and 12th grade students must have previously been in the AVID program. New students transferring to JHS with previous AVID experience who wish to remain in the program need to fill out an application upon enrollment. Students will be contacted for an interview.
The AVID Application can be found under forms on this page.
What are the core components of AVID?
The AVID class teaches students how to develop habits for success in and out of the classroom. The foundation of the AVID program is organization, notetaking, problem solving, and academic preparedness for high school and college. Students are required to keep one organized binder for all four classes along with an agenda that is used daily for all four classes. Students are instructed on how to take detailed notes in all core academic courses using Cornell Notes. Taking routine and proper notes is part of the binder check. Students participate in twice weekly tutorials to assist in identifying points of confusion in academic courses and work through the steps to clarify thinking and improve critical thinking skills.
Are there requirements for staying in the AVID Program?
Students are required to maintain an unweighted GPA of 2.75, have zero behavioral infractions, and follow the compulsory attendance law. Failure to do so results in students appearing before the probation panel. This panel determines if a student will remain on probation for the following semester or be dismissed from the program.
What does AVID look like at JHS?
The AVID classes become a school family that support one another in and out of school. AVID classes attend teambuilding field trips, college field trips, and social activities together to extend the support bond beyond the classroom.
Who are the AVID teachers at JHS?
All AVID teachers at JHS have been trained and certified by the AVID Program at AVID Summer Institutes.
9th Grade: Melissa Anderson
10th Grade: Amanda Meeks
11th Grade: Laura Beard
12th Grade: Lee Anne Cook
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