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AVID


AVID = Advancement Via Individual Determination

Program Description

AVID is a program that has migrated from California throughout the United States expressly designed to help students "in the middle" who could do better, who could aim higher, and who will make additional training or college their main goal for after high school.

During the first semester, the AVID Elective Class is going to focus on the following areas:

Organizing with planners, binders, and learning logs

Learning to effectively use Cornell Notes

Maintaining quality classwork and grades

Learning to contribute effectively in Socratic Seminars 

 

Since many of our AVID students have not taken Pre-AP level classes before, the AVID Elective Class will provide students with daily support for their academic classes. There will be no additional homework for AVID, however, the strategies learned in the AVID classroom are expected to be used in their academic courses. The goal for AVID is that the students will have mastered and will use these strategies throughout their academic careers.

There is additional information about the AVID program on their website, and we would like to welcome you to AVID.

Typical AVID Student Schedule

AVID Elective

Pre-AP English

Pre-AP or Regular Math (depending on current math level)

Pre-AP History

Pre-AP Science

PE

Elective



AVID Stinson Staff

7th Grade AVID Teachers

AVID Elective - C. Kaster, email: catherine.kaster@nisd.net

Pre-AP English - J. Goldstein, email: jana.goldstein@nisd.net

Regular Math and Pre-AP Math (Pre-Algebra) - M. Rigdon, email: melany.rigdon@nisd.net and T. Yasger, email: timothy.yasger@nisd.net

Pre-AP Science - M. Horton, email: mark.horton@nisd.net

Pre-AP Texas History - A. Still, email: alan.still@nisd.net


8th Grade AVID Teachers

AVID Elective - C. Kaster, email: catherine.kaster@nisd.net

Pre-AP English - J. Goldstein, email: jana.goldstein@nisd.net and D. Manning, email: dorothy.manning@nisd.net

Regular Math and Pre-AP Math (Algebra) - M. Rigdon, email: melany.rigdon@nisd.net and T. Yasger, email: timothy.yasger@nisd.net 

Pre-AP Science - S. Stamps, email: sandra.stamps@nisd.net and M. Mathews, email: mark.mathews@nisd.net

Pre-AP U.S. History - D. Blair, email: david.blair@nisd.net and R. Ferguson, email: ray.ferguson@nisd.net


AVID Administrators

Program Coordinator - C. Kaster

Vice Principal - P. DeMasco

Counselor - E. Godwin



Upcoming AVID Events

Event Location Date

Important Documents

Title Filename Modified
Microsoft PowerPoint - Cornell Notes Student PPT.pdf 8/28/2010

Websites for Additional Information

Site Description
Official AVID Website