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Advancement Via Individual Determination
An ELA elective choice for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

AVID prepares students in college and career ready skills.
We focus on the qualities of GCISD's Portrait of a Graduate:
Skilled Problem Solver, Collaborative Worker, Self-regulated Learner,
Global Citizen, and Effective Communicator 
Who is in AVID at CMS?
- students who are individually determined to be successful and grow, 
  both academically and in character
- students that want to learn and maintain organization
- students that want to learn to set better goals and work to achieve them
- students that want to be in a community that pushes them to achieve and be successful by learning skills to use in core/higher level classes
- students that span all different types of learning styles and levels of classes, including accelerated 

 What are AVID student expectations?
- Maintain at least a "C" average in scholarship and citizenship
- Be prepared for every class
- Enroll in college preparatory classes
- Have a goal to enroll in a 4-year university or some form of higher education

What happens in the AVID class?
- Monday and Wednesday: Socratic/Peer led tutorials
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: AVID Curriculum
  (goal setting, organization, public speaking, college and career research/education) 
- Fridays: Team-Building Activities, Guest Speakers, Group Projects