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AVID Secondary brings best practices and proven methodologies to students in middle, junior high, and high schools. AVID’s goal is to prepare all students in a school for college, starting with the core elective class and expanding schoolwide.
 
The AVID Elective class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum using the will to work hard. Typically, AVID Elective students will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement®.
 
AVID Elective:

AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.
 
Curriculum:

The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is based on best teaching practices in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, and it is supported by state and national content standards. AVID curriculum is used in the AVID Elective and content-area classes in AVID schools to guide teachers and students, while planning strategies for success, by focusing on time management and study skills.
 
AVID is a program that prepares students for four-year college eligibility.  Parents, as well as the student that wants to be accepted into the Westridge Middle School AVID Program must agree to the following requirements:
 
Student Responsibilities:

1.            Enroll in the AVID class.
2.            Maintain the AVID binder contents including an agenda, assignment sheets, and Cornell notes.
3.            Complete all homework assignments and commit to a minimum of two hours of homework/studying each night.
4.            Take Cornell notes in all academic classes.
5.            Participate in AVID tutorials.
6.            Help contribute to a positive learning environment by having a good attitude.
7.            Take a rigorous curriculum, assisted by my parents, AVID teacher, and counselor.
8.            Participate in AVID field trips and required activities.
9.            Maintain satisfactory citizenship, attendance, and discipline in all classes. Suspensions from school or excessive absenteeism are considered violations of this contract.  The first offense will result in disciplinary probation.  A second offense will result in dismissal from the AVID program.
10.          Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0 and have passing grades in all academic classes.  A GPA below 3.0 and/or a failing grade (D or F) on a progress report/report card is considered a violation of this contract.  A first offense will result in academic probation.  A second offense will result in dismissal from the program.
11.          Take the PSAT, PSSS, PLAN or Explore in the 8th grade.
12.   Contribute $20 to the AVID Program Fund for field trips, socials, shirts, etc.
Please contact:
 
Jon Moore
AVID Elective Teacher
Westridge Middle School
3800 W. Oak Ridge Rd.
Orlando, Florida,32809
Ph: 407.354.2640 ext: 5282279
 
 
 
Patrick B. Kennedy M.Ed
 AVID Coordinator/Instructor
Westridge Middle School
3800 W. Oak Ridge Rd.
Orlando, Florida,32809
Ph: 407.354.2640 ext: 5282437

Please click on the links below to access and print the 6th Grade and 7th Grade AVID Student Contract for the school year 2017-2018.

6th Grade Student Contract 2017 2018 (1).doc

7th Grade Student Contract 2017 2018.doc