AVID Vice President Dr. Dennis Johnston and I have been visiting AVID District Directors around the country to inform them about the changes to the upcoming 2013-2014 “AVID Certification Report and Self-Study Continuum” (CSS) and the new levels of recognition for AVID sites. This is important work as we want our AVID schools to be the best, and we want to recognize them for their success with students schoolwide.
First, changes to the CSS include the additions to Essential 5 addressing the “O” (Organization) in WICOR. AVID Elective classes have always emphasized the “O” with binders, agendas, goal setting to achieve important educational steps, etc... more
I grew up on the far Southside of Chicago in the community of Roseland. Because of the violence and tragedy that plague Roseland, it is not desirable for raising a family. It is no safe haven, and day-to-day living can be a struggle. It is a community where violence has taken over and young people are often killed. However, every dark tunnel has a light at the end of it. I am proud to say that AVID was one of the programs that allowed me to see and reach for that light at the end of my tunnel... more
What's New: Spring 2013 Access
Read the latest issue of AVID’s academic journal... more
What's New: 2013 AVID Summer Institute
Save the date for AVID’s 2013 Summer Institutes, including our new locations – Hawaii and San Antonio... more