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    Overview of AVID at McClure
    AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. While, AVID strategies are used schoolwide throughout McClure, we offer an AVID elective class at the 7th and 8th grades. The elective course provides students with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college and being career ready. Students are taught study skills, note-taking, time management, writing skills, and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions to support success in academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through class projects, field trips, and guest speakers. AVID recruits students who are motivated to succeed and who are serious about their academic future.

     

    Members of the Department What they teach
     Georgette Duggal 7th grade AVID
     Jin Lee  8th grade AVID

     

    Scope and Sequence of Grades/Programs

    7th Grade:
    The 7th grade AVID Elective course introduces the foundational components of the AVID philosophy. There is a heavy emphasis on growth mindset and organizational strategies.  Students will learn and practice Focused Note-Taking and participate in weekly tutor-facilitated study groups. Additionally, they will take an active role in their learning, understanding the roles of all members in assignments and collaborative lessons. Units of study include: Goal-Setting, Public Speaking, Memoirs, Exploring College Options, College Majors, and Exploring Career Options.
     
    8th Grade:
    The 8th grade AVID Elective course prepares for high school and beyond. Students will build upon the skills and strategies learned in the 7th grade AVID course. They will refine goals and focus on transitioning into the high school with the aims of a pathway to college. We will focus on the writing process and varying style, word choice, vocabulary, structure, and voice. Major writing assignments include persuasive, expository, descriptive, and timed writing. Students will transition from active learners to leaders. AVID will facilitate guest-speakers and field trips, as they relate to college preparation. Students will also participate in college-preparatory testing (SAT and ACT) and build connections with the high schools they will attend.