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AVID is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.

AVID is open to incoming freshmen who are motivated but would benefit from additional support. 

The Avid Student Profile

The ideal AVID candidate is one who works hard in school and strives for good grades, wants to challenge him or herself and wants to enter college after graduation.  

AVID students have academic potential with average to high test scores.  They have:

  • GPAs between 2.0 and 3.5
  • College potential with support
  • Desire and determination to be successful


AVID Objectives

  • Provide students with instruction and skills important to academic success
  • Provide support for success in college preparatory coursework
  • Motivate students to seek a college education
  • Increase participant's level of college and career awareness
  • Prepare students for eligibility for four-year colleges and universities
  • Provide students with the tools an strategies they need to set and reach their post-secondary goals

AVID

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success.
  • Provides intesive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination.  

Ask Yourself the Following Questions

  • Do you want to attend college?
  • Do you self-advocate (ask for help when you need it)?
  • Do you take notes, write down assignments and study for tests and quizzes.?
  • Do you feel like your current grades don't accurately reflect your effort in school?
  • Do you want to challenge yourself in higher-level classes?
  • Do you want to reach your full academic potential?

If you answered "yes," then you might be an AVID student.

Are you interested?

Follows these steps:

  • Speak to your teacher about your interest.
  • Speak to your guidance counselor.  Download the application from the document container below.
  • Speak with your parents/guardians about your interest.  Parental involvement is important to this program.
  • Complete the application by May.  Application must be reviewed before setting up an interview.
  • You will be assigned an interview spot in June.  This is where you will meet your AVID teachers for next year.
  • Over the summer, you will receive a response letter by mail regarding your placement in the program.
  • If you are accepted, you will receive information over the summer.


Contact
For more information, please contact Corinna Heggen,
AVID Coordinator
518-881-2044 X44801

heggenc@schenectady.k12.ny.us

 
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