AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
AVID is a nationally recognized program that helps students learn organizational skills, critical thinking skills, and study skills while exploring colleges and careers.
CCS will be offering two different course opportunities in our Program of Studies for students in 6, 7, 8 grades.
AVID Exploratory Course (6th grade only) - 9 week elective
The AVID Exploratory Course is designed to highlight the major skills that students need to be successful in school. This class will expose students to the AVID basic strategies in the areas of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading that will assist students in becoming more confident in their abilities as well as assist in self-advocacy skills. The AVID Exploratory Course is a nine week elective course open to all 6th grade students.
AVID Elective Course (7th and 8th grade) - year long elective
AVID is offered as an elective course that prepares students for post-secondary experiences. Students taking this elective course receive the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in high school and post-secondary. Students will receive instruction in academic skills through participating in direct instruction, tutor-led study groups, and motivational activities. AVID strategies focus on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support academic growth. In order to be involved in the AVID elective class, a students must participate in an application/interview process, have average grades, and have the desire to be successful in school.
The recruitment process begins for current 6th and 7th graders in January. Students must complete an application and return it to the counseling office by January 29th, 2016.
Qualifying applicants will be notified of interview dates. Interviews will be scheduled in mid-February.
Feel free to contact your child's counselor for more information about the program or specific questions.