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AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination

The AVID program is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. Its mission is that all students, and most especially the least served students in the middle capable of completing a college-preparatory path:

·       Will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum

·       Will enter mainstream activities of the school

·       Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and

·       Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.  

The focus of the AVID program is to help under-served students meet the requirements necessary for enrollment in a four-year university after high school.  As the name indicates the success of the program depends primarily on the commitment and motivation of the students. AVID students enroll in rigorous college preparatory courses and in an AVID elective class.  AVID is a four-year program that offers in-class college and career counseling, personal mentoring, and opportunities for service learning, cultural awareness, and leadership development.  Twice weekly, students have intensive academic study and tutoring in class.  Our goal is to give our students the academic tools they need to succeed in Honors/AP classes once they are in the 11th and/or 12th grades.

We encourage our AVID students to form a community of support based on mutual respect.  Older AVID students serve as role models and mentors to younger students.  AVID is for students who are serious about succeeding in high school. 

 

Although all students are welcome to join AVID, the program targets students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

·       First generation college students

·       Students historically under-served in the university systems

·       Students in the middle: neither Gate/Honors nor At-risk students.

·       Low-income students

 

All AVID students make the commitment to follow the following sequence of classes:

 

9th grade 10th grade 11th grade 12th grade

English

English

English

English

Math

Math

Math

Math

Science

Science

Science

Science

Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Government/Econ.

P.E.

P.E.

U.S. History

College prep elective

AVID I

World History

Performing Art

College prep elective

 

AVID 2

AVID 3

AVID 4

 

*This sequence of courses may vary depending on the courses a student takes in the summer.

    

AVID 2 (10th grade)

The AVID 2 class continues to reinforce those skills learned in AVID 1.   Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading continue to be stressed.  The AVID 2 class week continues to be structured in the same manner as the previous year.  The 10th grade AVID student is expected to start taking responsibility for his/her own learning by monitoring his/her progress in class, and by assuming leadership positions in the class and in the school community.  AVID 2 students are required to take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) in October. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AVID I, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and enrollment in courses fulfilling the UC/CSU "a-g" requirements. * New students may enter the AVID program as sophomores with the AVID Coordinator's approval, a minimum GPA of 2.0 and concurrent enrollment in courses fulfilling the UC/CSU "a-g" requirements.

AVID 3 (11th grade)

AVID 3 is a continuation of the AVID program.  The junior AVID students continue to improved the skills acquired in the previous years by writing essays in various discourse modes and by applying these skills to timed writing, which prepare them for the college English placement exams.  The students will also begin narrowing their university choices by researching those colleges that best suit their needs and interests.  AVID 3 students are required to take the PSAT in October and the SAT second semester. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AVID 2, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and enrollment in courses fulfilling the UC/CSU "a-g" requirements. ·       New students may enter the AVID program as juniors with the AVID Coordinator's approval, a minimum GPA of 2.0 and concurrent enrollment in courses fulfilling the UC/CSU "a-g" requirements.

AVID 4 (12th grade)

The AVID Senior Seminar is the culmination of a student's years in the AVID program, and the course involves substantial critical reading and writing, preparation for external exams such as Advanced Placement, and weekly Socratic Seminars.  Students enrolled in the Senior Seminar are required to complete weekly timed writings and analytical discourses in subjects across the curriculum.  In addition, students are required to make oral presentations to the class on topics related to college entrance, contemporary issues, and social concerns.  As with all AVID courses, the Senior Seminar features tutors, college students who lead discussions and analysis of the academic subjects in which students are enrolled.  Students will be required to apply to four-year universities, private scholarships, and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

 Prerequisite: Successful completion of AVID 3, enrollment in courses fulfilling the UC/CSU "a-g" requirements, one of which must be an Honors or AP course.

AVID TEACHERS

MERCADO, JACOB Teacher
PEDROZA, LINDSAY Teacher
Walter, Gary Teacher
WOU, RON Teacher

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.


Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.


Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.