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AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination

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

 

AVID Advisers                EMAIL 

 

7th grade Mrs. MIlius     kmillius@wsdk8.us

 

8th grade Mrs. Fong       kfong@wsdk8.us

 

Tutorial

What is a tutorial?

Small group tutorial sessions are held twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the AVID elective class. During tutorials, the AVID elective class is divided into several tutorial groups. Under the direction and supervision of the AVID elective teacher, an AVID-trained tutor facilitates the discussion and work at each group.

 

What is the purpose of tutorials?

* Create deeper understanding of concepts covered in core content class

* Develop skills necessary to become self-directed learners.   

* It's not just homework help.

 

What are the goals of the tutorial process?

* To push each other's thinking. AVID tutorials use an inquiry process.

* Tutors do not give the answers. They facilitate the groups' learning process.

* Tutors don't teach the answers. They ask more questions. This is called the Socratic method.

Field Trips

It is our goal to attend as many field trips to local Universities as possible to expose our students to local college choices. In the past, we have attended USC, Chapman University, and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

With the support of Destination Graduation,

Vital Link Exhibit

Vital Link provides hands-on, career exploration experiences for high school students, helping them carve out their own unique career path.  Not sure what you want to study in school or what you want to do for a living?  Attend a Vital Link program and sort through your interests, get excited, and literally try on a career for a day. Students are faced with many challenges ahead of them and we offer the vital next steps so students can jumpstart their career and education plans.  Join us and see where you fit in. http://vitallinkoc.org/

With the support of Destination Graduation

https://www.unitedwayoc.org/destination-graduation

Roadtrip Nation


    So, a lot of people are talking about how to fix education right now. Here's what we're doing: The Roadtrip Nation Experience is a program that empowers students to map their interests to future pathways in life. The heart of this experience is students exploring their communities and speaking with local Leaders to learn the steps that they took to get to where they are today.

http://classic.roadtripnation.org/


 

On Site Project Based Learning


    Discovery Science Center will teach three one-hour guided hands on project based learning sessions.  Per grouping of 24 to 42 middle school students.  The session will focus on Chemistry of Water and Water Pollution.




 

CSUF College and Career Exposure Programs


    California State University Fullerton will provide students and their parents access to information about assessing college and financial aid, and exposure to high education and careers via workshops, experiential programs, campus visits, events and stem activities.

AVID Travels to UCI