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AVID Elective

AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.
•    6th Grade AVID - AVID strategies introduced and taught by 6th grade advisory teachers.
•    7th Grade AVID Elective teacher: Beth Rasmussen
•    8th Grade AVID Elective teacher: Jane Phelan
•    AVID Counselor: Christy Chappell


The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is based on best teaching practices in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, and it is supported by state and national content standards. AVID curriculum is used in the AVID Elective and content-area classes in AVID schools to guide teachers and students, while planning strategies for success, by focusing on time management and study skills.
•    Cornell Notes
•    Interactive Notebooks 
•    TRF
•    AVID Tutors