AVID
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Thank you for your interest in AVID at Justice Page Middle School! 

What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program dedicated to helping students achieve their goal of going to college. Students considered for AVID are bright students who are not as successful in school as they could be, underserved in the college system, and/or first-generation college students. The AVID elective class provides support, academic monitoring, and tutoring. The writing process, Socratic questioning, collaboration and reading are the center AVID. Most middle and high schools in MPS offer AVID; 2017-18 will be the second year of the program at Page. We encourage our students to continue with AVID through high school.

What is Required of an AVID Student?

Each AVID student carries a binder in which he or she is required to keep materials from

Guest Speaker in AVID Classes
Mr. Rob Goggins, COO of Great Clips, speaks to Ramsey AVID students about leadership.
all academic classes. Led by tutors, students participate in tutorial groups in the AVID classroom (usually twice per week). Students are taught study skills, test preparation, time management, and the writing process. Students also have guest speakers and make visits pertaining to academics throughout the school year, such as to high schools and colleges. 

Who are AVID Tutors, and What Do They Do?

AVID tutors are typically college students who receive training in methodologies used in AVID: writing process, Socratic questioning, collaborative learning, and reading. They are in the classroom weekly to serve as models and to help students achieve success in rigorous classes. They are trained not to give students answers but rather to guide them toward answers. They may even ask permission to “shadow” students in their classes to help them learn how to take notes more effectively.

 

Application Process

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Resources for Parents

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