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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

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

What is AVID?   AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.  Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1,000,000 students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories. AVID works in collaboration with schools and districts. In Beaverton, the AVID College Readiness System has been implemented in all secondary schools. The AVID Elective class is currently offered in grades 7-10.

AVID College Readiness System Secondary Level:  AVID secondary develops learning, study and academic behavioral skills that are essential to success in rigorous coursework. It acts as a catalyst for schools to develop a culture of college readiness for all students across the campus. In the AVID Elective class, students receive daily instruction and support to prepare them for college from a trained AVID Elective teacher. AVID impacts students schoolwide as academic strategies like writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading (WICOR) are taught in all classes by teachers who have been trained to use AVID strategies in their specific content areas.

AVID Tutorials incorporate inquiry into the tutoring process. Tutors learn to utilize Costa's Levels of Questioning (text explicit, text implicit, and experience-based thinking beyond the text) and focus on higher-level questions in the tutorial process. The inquiry process is facilitated by skillful questioning and provides students with the opportunity to become independent thinkers who master their own learning. In secondary school Elective classes, Tutors work with students during two class periods per week.  Teachers in all AVID schools are given instruction in the specialized AVID Tutorology. Interested in becoming an AVID Tutor? See more information here:    Volunteer Opportunities

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