Dream. Achieve. Inspire. AVID.
UPDATE! Please join us for AVID Parent Night on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:30-8:30pm.
Please meet in the Harper Library for a general session before we move to parent workshops.
What Is AVID?
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a nation-wide program that is designed for students who are academically capable and motivated to enroll in a 4-year college or university upon graduating from high school. The AVID program provides support to students who may not have a college background in their family or are average students that have the ability to be above-average!
What kind of student do I need to be to apply for AVID?
A highly motivated one! AVID students have signed contracts and committed to the following things:
- Keeping a single binder well-organized
- Take Cornell Notes in all academic classes
- Use inquiry to think on higher levels
- Track grades on a weekly basis
- Participate in tutorials with UC Davis college students
- Do 5 hours of school or community service per quarter
- Be role models on campus
Is AVID an elective?
Yes! At Harper, we have an 8th grade and a 9th grade AVID year-long elective open to those students who apply and go through an interview process.
What kind of students are selected for the AVID program?
The AVID Team is looking for students who are self-motivated. The AVID program doesn't work if parents or guardians "force" a student to take AVID and the student has little to no interest. We also look for students who are passing all of their classes with "C"s or above and have at least a "proficient" level on the Math and English/Language Arts CSTs.
When can I apply to be in AVID?
Applications are available in early spring! Look in the Harper front office or download it here. You can always come and talk to Ms. Brittan in J-56 or Ms. Warren in L-70 if you have questions! Also, check out this flier What Is AVID from the National AVID website!
Who can I talk to about AVID?
The AVID Coordinator is Hilary Brittan and you can reach her at: