UC Berkeley AVID Fieldtrip
AVID Teachers & Counselor
|Fisher, Lili||Head / AVID Counselor (R-Z)|
|Leonard, Heather||Science / AVID Teacher / Dept. Chair|
|Mitsiopoulos, Christina||English / AVID / ELD Teacher|
|Rodriguez, Daniel||Math / AVID Teacher / Dept. Chair|
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) I, II, III, IV
(WCW) (1 yr-may be repeated) 9th – 12th grade
Prerequisite: AVID enrollment the previous year or selection based on recomendation by teachers or counselor and appropriate standardized math English scores interview by AVID instructor.
AVID elective courses at all grade levels are designed to prepare students for entrance into four-year colleges and universities. The courses emphasize rhetorical reading, analytical writing, collaborative discussion strategies, tutorial inquiry study groups, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, college study skills and test taking strategies, note taking and research. AVID students, generally, come from groups underrepresented at our four-year colleges and universities. They are enrolled in a rigorous academic program, while being given a support system in the AVID classes through tutorials, coaching in note taking, organization and study skills, analytical writing, collaborative work and college counseling. All AVID seniors are required to develop and present a portfolio representing their years of work in the AVID program as well as complete the requirements for the Seminar course.
AVID SENIOR SEMINAR
Prerequisite: Previous enrollment in AVID elective class prior to grade 11 for at least one
(1 yr) 11th – 12th grade year.
Corequisite: Enrollment in at least one Honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate course or in a college transferable course accepted by both UC/CSU in both the 11th and 12th grades.
The AVID Senior Seminar is a two-year interdisciplinary course for AVID juniors and seniors. The course is designed for those students who elect to take a course that prepares them for the rigor required for college work. Students will engage in higher levels of WIC-R (writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading) strategies than experienced in prior years of AVID. This higher level thinking, reading, writing and oral language skills are needed to prepare students for the level of work required to produce a culminating research project at the end of the senior year.