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 Advancement Via Individual Determination

A College Readiness Program at Memorial Middle School

What is AVID?

AVID prepares high-potential students to complete a challenging high school curriculum and go on to four years of college. The AVID elective class is designed to increase students' achievement, develop skills in writing for learning, achieve success in honors classes, and become an effective learner in groups. AVID students hone their study skills, develop their organizational skills, learn to set realist goals, and manage their time in order to enhance all aspects of their education.

AVID Activities

· Speak with high school students, college students

· Learn with trained facilitators and college tutors

· Participate in tutorial groups twice weekly

· Manage your grades

· Develop note-taking skills for all academic subjects

· Use writing as a tool for learning

· Develop your critical reading and thinking

· Participate in Socratic seminars and discussions

· Learn success strategies and goal-setting skills

· Conduct college research

· Student-centered inquiry and collaborative teams

· Engage in problem-solving activities

· Develop time-management skills

· Participate in motivation builders and hear guest speakers

· Conduct student-led conferences

· Lead discussions and participate

· Develop presentation skills 

· Attend college campus tours

 Who is an AVID student?

AVID students have academic potential. 

· Average to high test scores on standardized and national test

· 2.0 - 3.5 GPA 

· College potential with support

· Student desire and determination 

AVID is offered as full-year elective class scheduled during the regular school day. Students are accepted into the AVID program through an application and interview process. 

Parents and students must submit applications online by visiting . Please be sure to email or provide each of your core teachers with a recommendation form. Teacher recommendations should be sent or emailed directly to Yolanda Penny ([email protected]).  Note: If you are new to Rockdale County, please be sure to turn in application in to front office or email directly to Ms. Penny using the email listed above.