During the tenth grade AVID Elective course, students will refine the AVID strategies to meet their independent needs and learning styles. Students will continue to refine and adjust their academic learning plans and goals, increasing awareness of their actions and behaviors. As students increase the rigorous course load and school/community involvement, they will refine their time management and study skills accordingly. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: analyzing prompts, supporting arguments and claims, character analysis and detailed reflections. Students will also analyze various documents, in order to participate in collaborative discussions and develop leadership skills in those settings. Students will expand their vocabulary use, continuing to prepare for college entrance exams and preparation. Text analysis will focus on specific strategies to understand complex texts. Lastly, students will narrow down their college and careers of interest, based on personal interests and goals. Students are encouraged to use the IGP process to determine which core academic subject area(s) will be the areas of focused concentration. AVID's goal is to ensure that students are successful in the most rigorous course available (Advanced Placement, dual credit).
Preparing for Tests and How to Study for College
Grade Specific Writing Curriculum
PSAT/PLAN and SAT/ACT preparation
Ongoing binder checks
Final exam preparation