AVID at a Glance
From grades to supplies to homework, find out what is expected from AVID program participants.
AVID Students are expected are to maintain a grade "C" or higher in all of their respected
classes, especially in their core classes and foreign language classes. Students are
required to and expected to attend tutorials on a regular basis.
AVID Students are expected to come to the AVID class tutorials on Tuesdays and
Thursdays prepared for class, with TRFs (Tutorial Refection Forms) completed.
Below is a list of basic supplies. Students carry their supplies form class to class, so this
list is not intended to be in addition to other class lists, but in conjunction with them.
- 3 inch binder
- 5-6 dividers
- Pencil pouch
- Pens/mechanical pencils
- Big eraser
- Loose leaf notebook paper
AVID students are expected to maintain an agenda and a homework calendar. In
addition, it is recommended that all students should maintain a weekly homework
calendar. This serves as a time management checklist and to help students complete all
assignments while considering what other responsibilities they may have in the evening.
Students may keep a monthly calendar if they wish, to help them visualize assignments
over a period of time.
Cornell Notes are a proven, focused note taking method. When used appropriately,
students are guaranteed to increase their knowledge and raise their grades in any given
class. Cornell Notes are taken during class lectures, class power points, class readings, or
any class activities in which the students are responsible to take down information. In order to receive full credit for their notes, students must adhere to a strict note-taking format that includes:
- Full heading
- Specific topic
- Essential question
- Notes on the right side highlighted with key words and phrases
- Main ideas and questions in the left column
- A summary at the end of the notes
Students may take Cornell Notes in a spiral notebook or on notebook paper as required
by the content area teacher. However, students are expected to use the Cornell Note
format and repetition strategies and review the notes consistently.
Students must fill out their planner on a weekly basis. They must write any homework, tests, quizzes, projects, (etc.) on planner sheets. The notes in the planner must be specific
and detailed. If there is nothing for class that day, draw an "X" do not leave the square
AVID students have homework every day. The homework consists of completing Cornell
Notes and completing TRFs the day before a tutorial.