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AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Inver Grove Heights Middle School and Simley High School, AVID aims to
develop good study and organization skills to ensure the AVID student is
a strong and independent learner when entering college. Currently, the
program is available to Inver Grove Heights students in grades 7-10.
What is AVID?
is a fourth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the
academic middle for four-year college eligibility and success. The
program places the academically average (generally 2.0-3.5 GPA) students
in advanced classes. AVID is for all students, but it targets those in
the academic middle.
AVID is not a remedial program, college
outreach program or a free ride. Students in AVID possess average
reading and math skills but have the drive to improve their
organizational, time-management and social skills so that they may find
academic success on every level. Many AVID students will be a
first-generation college student, so they tend to be highly motivated.
AVID students will:
- use and carry all materials for every class in their AVID binder.
- take Cornell Notes or use learning logs each day, in every class.
- model good responsibility and character for their peers in all classes.
- commit to two hours of homework each night (combined time for all classes).
Parents can support AVID students by:
- showing interest in their student's progress in school.
- talking to their student about school.
- showing interest in their student's classes and his/her performance in class.
- praising their student's strengths and helping him/her find ways to improve in areas of weakness.
- asking to look at your student's binder.
- reviewing your student's tutorial request forms to see what kind of question he/she is asking in class.