Pelion High School is establishing an AVID Cohort for select students for the 2022-2023 school year. They will be immersed in a rigorous college-readiness curriculum, paired with high levels of academic and social-emotional support within Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) electives.
Advancement Via Individual Determination, also known as AVID, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. For students, the program places special emphasis on improving writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization, and reading skills. For educators, AVID focuses on building relationships with students and upholding high expectations for all learners.
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.
Try this speaking and listening activity for a sample of how AVID teaches soft skills.Teachers are inherently passionate about education. AVID helps teachers shift from delivering content to facilitating learning, thus, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centered classroom.