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"Click Below and Apply"

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District AVID Certification Meeting

@ District Office - Board Room

May 12, 2017

8:00 - 3:00


District AVID Committee Meetings Schedule

@ District Office (D-2)

3:30pm - 4:30pm

October 6,2016

December 1, 2016

March 2, 2017

May 11, 2017

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Lead Academic Agent

District TOSA

Michael Nguyen

(909) 820 - 7700 x 2301

High School Coordinators

Middle School Coordinators

Elementary District Liaison

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

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AVID Elementary

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UCLA "I'm Going to College" Event Featuring Students from Rialto Unified School District

Mission of AVID

AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.  The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students and most especially the least served students in the middle capable of completing a college preparatory  path:

  • Will succeed in rigorous curriculum
  • Will enter mainstream activities of the school
  • Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

AVID at the Elementary School Level

AVID Elementary is a program for elementary sites that set the foundation for AVID Secondary. AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact schoolwide structures.  AVID Elementary focuses on the fours essentials of: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems in order to  prepare students for academic success as well as preparing students to move up to established and certified elective AVID programs at both the middle and high school levels.

AVID at the Secondary School Level

AVID targets students in the academic middle – with GPA's between 2.0 and 3.5 – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who have potential and are motivated to pursue and succeed in a rigorous course of study with built in support. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, many are from low-income or minority families, and who traditionally are under-represented in four-year colleges. AVID pulls these students out of their traditional courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.

AVID Elective

Students are enrolled in their school’s most rigorous courses that are appropriate to them, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but also in the AVID elective. For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and to ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.

AVID Curriculum

The AVID curriculum is based on rigorous standards, and was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with instructional coaches and district curriculum leaders. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading.  AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes, in content-area classes in AVID schools, and even in classes that are not designated as AVID.

AVID Educators

To ensure success, AVID Secondary needs an AVID site coordinator who is a dedicated and respected site instructional leader and works well with secondary school personnel and college students. The AVID site coordinator organizes curriculum as well as activities for the AVID Elective classes and is committed to serving the needs of students. The coordinator also works with colleagues, administrators, and counselors to implement AVID methodologies schoolwide, place students in college-preparatory curriculum, and guide students through the college application process. The AVID site coordinator not only embeds best teaching practices, supports students, develops family and community outreach, but also works with the districts and divisions that oversee AVID’s implementation.

AVID Parents

AVID parents encourage their students to achieve academically, participate on an advisory board and in AVID parent and site team meetings, as well as maintain regular contact with the AVID coordinator. Many parents and students also participate in AVID Family Workshops and AVID Family Night at their schools.  The support of AVID parents is critical in ensuring that students perform to the highest level of expectations and be successful in getting into a 4 years college or university.

Online Resources for Parents

"What Parents Should Know" about the Common Core

AVID Website

AVID Parent Resources

California State University Mentor

College Board for Parents, Students, and Educators

College Board - AP Central

A-G Requirements

Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

Test Dates and Deadlines



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AVID Resources for Staff






Free Online College Classes

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On September 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:


Students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years).


Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.


FAFSA Changes


For many high school students, the PSAT/NMSQT® is more than practice for the SAT® or ACT® – it’s the first meaningful step on their path to college, as a high PSAT score can attract notice from colleges and open the door to scholarship opportunities. Kaplan Test Prep is launching the first ever free, live PSAT preparation program beginning October 1, with lessons that cover every section of the exam.




Starting with the 2015-16 school year, students who take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 have access to personalized SAT study resources. Khan Academy's world-class practice tools are free for all students and include:

  • Thousands of practice questions, reviewed and approved by the College Board
  • Four official SAT Practice Tests written by the College Board
  • Personalized recommendations for instruction and practice to help students fill their knowledge gaps

The official SAT Practice on Khan Academy's website links to classroom learning — the best preparation for the SAT.

To ensure that as many students as possible can take advantage of these resources, the College Board is also collaborating with community-based organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of America.