AVID Decades of College DreamsWhat is AVID?

AVID stands for “Advancement via Individual Determination” and it is a university-preparation program designed to help students ensure they are academically and socially prepared for success in college. Over the course of two years the Montgomery Middle AVID program helps students develop the academic skills/habits they will need to be successful in high school and at a four-year university. AVID students take the most rigorous classes they can, but receive time in AVID to collaborate with their peers in tutorials that focus on their core subject areas.  For more information on AVID visit www.avid.org

For research on AVID’s effectiveness visit:  https://www.avid.org/res_research.html

Mission Statement

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Who can join?

AVID is designed for students who have the individual drive to do what is necessary to be prepared for a four-year university upon graduation from high school.  AVID students are usually the first in their family to attend a four-year university in the United States.  Most students enter AVID at the beginning of seventh grade.  AVID is a year-long elective, but to maximize the program’s benefit students should stay in AVID for the two years of middle school and then the four-years of high school.  Statistics show that students who begin AVID in middle school and stay in AVID throughout high school are more likely to complete college-entrance requirements and be admitted to a four-year university.  If you are interested in the AVID program, you should contact Ms. Livesay, our AVID Coordinator, to find out more specific information.

What does AVID look like on a weekly basis?

Hour 1: AVID Curriculum
Hour 2: Tutorials
Hour 1: AVID Curriculum
Hour 2: Tutorials
Binder checks and Team-Building

Why do MOM students want to take AVID as one of their electives?

AVID seeks to ensure that students not only get accepted to a four-year university, but that they are also prepared to succeed once they are there. AVID students also have access to many scholarships just for being in AVID!

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MOM AVID Teacher:

For more information on AVID at Montgomery Middle, please contact:

Ms. Siglin, AVID, kerry.siglin@sweetwaterschools.org

AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination