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Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is an academic elective offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It is a class for students with a desire and determination to challenge themselves to reach their full potential. It teaches students the necessary strategies to be successful in both middle school and high school, with the ultimate focus of students being college-ready. The course helps students develop tools to engage in cooperative learning, goal setting, questioning and study skills, writing, note taking, time management, as well as, character development. The course also teaches students test taking strategies, how to manage stress, and how to work towards their goals. Students are supported through rigorous coursework to adequately prepare them to take Advanced Placement courses in high school. AVID students are expected to take ownership of their learning, ask questions to deepen their understanding, and be willing to work hard. AVID students are required to maintain their assignment notebooks, participate in student lead tutorials, and monitor their academic progress throughout the year. Students who have determination and motivation to work hard toward their goals in order to succeed are good candidates for AVID. Students must apply and interview to be considered for the AVID class.
Quotes from former CMS AVID students:
“AVID has given me an extra support system and has also given me ways to improve in my study skills and other areas that I wasn’t as strong in at the end of last year. It has also helped me feel more confident. I will never forget the projects and presentations we did in class and how they helped me to become a stronger student.”
“I learned a lot of skills in AVID that helped me learn how to be a successful student that I didn’t learn anywhere else!”
“AVID has helped give me an extra push in my classes. It also helped me with my confidence and helped me learn how to manage my stress.”
“AVID has given me strength to achieve all of my goals. It has also helped me learn the importance of advocating for myself.”