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Ms. Brigette Mathis
WYATT IS AN AVID SCHOOLWIDE CAMPUS
What is AVID?
AVID is an approach to instruction, school culture, systems and leadership that focuses on preparing students for college, career and community leadership. Wyatt High School aims to provide an academic and socioemotional environment for students that inspires them to strive for greatness in their lives.
Why is O.D. Wyatt High School taking AVID strategies/expectations School-wide?
AVID School wide provides our educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas and throughout the entire campus. Simply put, AVID trains educators to use research‐based strategies and practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
So what does school wide AVID look like?
School wide AVID at the secondary level doesn’t mean that all students are enrolled in an AVID Elective class. What it does mean is that all students thrive in an environment where academic expectations are held high; inquiry-based pedagogy and collaboration are evidenced in all classrooms; systems and structures focus on the needs of students; and campus leadership has cultivated a culture of college readiness and success for all students.
When stepping onto a campus where AVID is school wide, it is not uncommon to see all students taking Cornell notes; using some form of binder, agenda planner, or other organizational/data collection tool; and engaging in collaborative, dynamic academic activities in classrooms facilitated by AVID-trained teachers. Students have open access to rigorous courses like honors, advanced math, Advanced Placement®, and dual enrollment. Moreover, academic support structures are offered so that all students have opportunities to thrive.
What Expectations changes for students with AVID School wide?
For the 2017-2018 school year, Wyatt High School is implementing the use of AVID binders school-wide to promote the level of organization necessary to be a successful high school and college student. Supplies include:
- 3’ Binder With Viewer
- Zippered Pouch
- Pens (blue or black), pencils
- 8 One Subject, Wide-rule Spiral Notebooks
All students are required to bring and use their binder and supplies every day in class. Teachers will check binders for organization, neatness and content for a grade. Within the first few weeks of school, lessons will be taught about the structure, importance and purpose of binders. We will also have opportunities for students to be able to decorate and personalize their binder.
For more information on AVID please visit www.avid.org and click on the Secondary Tab. Thank you for your support as we prepare our kids to be high school and beyond!