Julia Salce
Mentor & AVID Support Specialist
Phone: 480-545-2140

A.V.I.D. = Advancement Via Individual Determination

The Mission of AVID
AVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially those least served students in the middle, are capable of completing a college 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.

What is AVID? 
AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with academic potential for success in college. 

What are AVID student expectations? 
AVID students are expected to maintain at least a "C" average in scholarship and citizenship, to study a minimum of two hours per night, and to enroll in college preparatory classes. The AVID student's goal is to enroll in a four-year university. 

What are AVID parent expectations? 
AVID parents are expected to encourage their students to achieve academically, to maintain regular contact with the site AVID coordinator and to become involved in the activities of the AVID program. 

What happens in the AVID program? 
The AVID program is three pronged: 
1. Students receive academic instruction in writing and in the following skills - notetaking, studying, test taking and organization; 
2. Students receive academic support from tutors through collaborative groups and peer counseling; 
3. Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building. 

How do you recognize an AVID student? 
The AVID student carries a notebook, takes notes in all classes, is prepared for class, is a positive role model for others, and is "on-track" for college.

For more information please visit the AVID website at AVID.org, contact any GPS AVID campus, or contact Julia Salce, Gilbert Public Schools Mentor & AVID Support Specialist.

MJHS GCU 2017 
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