Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)is a college-readiness system that prepares students in kindergarten through 12th grade for college eligibility and success. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1.2 million students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories. AVID is for all students but targets those who are in the academic middle. It supports students and educators as they increase school-wide/district-wide learning and performance.
AVID is not just another program. At its heart, AVID is a philosophy…
Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge
Mrs. Desembrana has been an instrumental support for the implementation of new programs such as Dual Credit, Teacher Mentorship, and AVID within the secondary campus. For the School Year 2020-21, she is the AVID Site Coordinator for the Yuma Middle School/High School, a Teacher Mentor and a Dual Credit Instructor.
We are AVID!
Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID equips teachers with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success.
The power of AVID is the ability to impact students in the AVID Elective class and all students throughout the campus. AVID can have an effect on the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students.
With the implementation of the AVID schoolwide in its third year, graduation rates are up and stories of individual achievement abound at HPA.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college-readiness system that prepares students in kindergarten through 12th grade for college eligibility and success. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1.2 million students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories. AVID is for all students but targets those who are in the academic middle. It supports students and educators as they increase school-wide/district-wide learning and performance.
AVID is not just another program. At its heart, AVID is a philosophy…
Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. With AVID, students are able to:
- Succeed in rigorous curriculum
- Complete a rigorous college preparatory path
- Enroll in college
- Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in their communities and our society
WHAT AVID IS
- AVID is designed for middle- to upper middle- academic students. These students have the potential for honors level and Advanced Placement course work, but may need to develop the skills needed to be successful in those rigorous courses
- AVID combines rigor with support that includes the student’s individual determination and the support of teachers, administrators, fellow AVID students, their families, and AVID tutors
- Students must maintain 2.0 or higher grade-point average (GPA) throughout the school year
WHAT AVID IS NOT
- AVID is not a program for students at risk of not graduating
- AVID is not for students who don’t do any of their homework
- AVID is not for the consistently D or F student
- AVID is not for unmotivated students who do not have the individual determination needed for success
Our Senior Stephanie Flores just received her acceptance letter via email, AVID is helping her prepare for her future.
WHAT IS AN AVID TEACHER?
The AVID Teacher sets high expectations for student achievement and supports student learning by:
- Believing all students are capable of success
- Implementing AVID strategies daily and work directly with students
- Implementing and promoting the use of WICOR strategies in all classes
- Their commitment to student success and improved student learning
- Their commitment as a life-long learner and collaboration with their peers for professional learning
AVID ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Must maintain an average to above average GPA
- Must be a hard worker, have a positive attitude and the desire to work collaboratively with others
- Must be willing to complete four-year university requirements prior to graduation
- Must take at least one AP course while in AVID
AVID SECONDARY SITE TEAM
- Miss Yi Chiang –HS and MS Director
- Mr. Shanti Land – Academic and Instructional Director
- Mr. Scott Pardee Instructional Coach
- Mrs. Lilia Desembrana – AVID Site Coordinator
- Mr. Jerry Facistol – AVID Site Coordinator
- Miss Chelsey Torres – AVID Elective Teacher, HS
- Miss Aillen Cioco – AVID Elective Teacher, 7th & 8th
- Mr, Glenn Ocana -AVID Elective Teacher, 6th grade
- Miss Rocio Saucedo – Credit Recovery
WHEN TEACHERS ARE ENGAGED, STUDENTS SUCCEED
Student success has always guided AVID’s mission. All the funding, requirements, new technology, educator trainings, and curriculum are meaningless unless students can achieve their college and career goals. Passionate teachers with genuinely high expectations are creating lifelong connections and positively impacting the trajectory of their students’ lives every day because of the AVID Effect.
STUDENTS CONTROL THEIR EDUCATIONAL DESTINY
No one can predict the future, but all students can be prepared to thrive in the world that awaits them. With the appropriate preparation and a focus on soft skills that businesses need, AVID students are ready to shape their path and change our world.
LET STUDENTS DRIVE
AVID students reflect and question while mastering content rather than just repeating and memorizing. Our students work together to problem solve and to change the level of discourse in the classroom as they prepare for success. Students are taught to articulate what they don’t understand and learn how to seek out the resources they need. By teaching critical thinking, inquiry, and self-advocacy, AVID educators empower students to own their learning.
LEAD MORE, LECTURE LESS
AVID’s professional learning and curriculum promote student-centric problem solving, rather than teachers delivering answers with lectures. This student-centered approach ensures that the people doing the most talking learn the most. This engages students and creates content mastery through inquiry and collaboration.
REMOVE BARRIERS TO LEARNING
All students need to learn how to learn. Note-taking, studying, and organizing assignments are all skills that must be taught and practiced to perfect, but are not explicitly taught in schools. With guided, scaffolded support from AVID, educators can teach students how to master these and other academic behaviors that will help them succeed in school and life.
Students would rather talk, move around, and ask questions than sit still and be quiet. Humans are wired to construct knowledge through action. AVID classrooms promote motion, communication, and teambuilding through activities such as Socratic Seminars, Collaborative Study Groups, peer tutoring, and Philosophical Chairs. These activities honor the way students learn best.