· AVID is a national program designed to support and assist selected students with a college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes analytical writing, note taking, organization and research.
· Class Requirements
o Maintain an organized binder.
o Take Cornell Notes in core classes.
o Maintain a minimum2.5 GPA
o 7th Take the ACT Explore exam- 8th grade ACT
o Check grades every two weeks on Infinite Campus
o Participate in class activities
· Course Content
o 2 days a week are AVID curriculum days
o 2 days a week are AVID tutorials
o Fridays are motivational days (guest speakers, team building activities, service learning)
This is the general rubric I use to evaluate student work. It was created by the district and sent out to parents via mail.
Life Skills Rubric
Paragraph Writing Rubric
Classroom Management Procedures:
A student is expected to be respectful, responsible and safe in my classroom. Students will get one verbal warning. On the second offense, the student will be asked to go to the safe seat. They will complete a behavior reflection sheet. On the next offense they will be asked to go to another teacher's classroom to fill out page 2 of the behavior reflection form. On the fourth offense, the student will be sent to the office with a referral.
The safe seat is set up for the student to cool down and think about what happened. It is not meant as a punishment, but as an opportunity to get it together to avoid the office and suffering consequences. Please discuss this with your child.
Mrs. Lisa Thompson