AVID Course Information Sheets

  • 2018-19: AVID 09

    Course Description: This course is designed to help you pursue excellence in academics, leadership, and service so you will be competitively prepared for a four-year college/university upon graduation. All class activities focus on developing college readiness through WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) strategies.

    AVID Freshman is an introduction to Los Altos High School and college. You will learn about resources and opportunities at LAHS. You will learn about high school graduation and college entrance requirements, and develop a four-year plan for a successful high school career. You will learn about different types of colleges and begin developing your college readiness skills.

    You will develop study skills, such as note-taking, test-taking, and time management. You will develop your critical reading and thinking skills, focusing on Costa's Levels of Inquiry and metacognition. You will also develop your research, writing, and presentation skills as you explore cultural and contemporary issues.

    Twice a week, you will actively participate in the tutorial inquiry process to develop conceptual understanding by clarifying points of confusion.

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  • 2018-19: AVID 10

    Course Description: This course is designed to help you pursue excellence in academics, leadership, and service so you will be competitively prepared for a four-year college/university upon graduation. All class activities focus on developing college readiness through WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) strategies. You will continue to develop college readiness through refining your critical reading and inquiry skills.

    You will begin preparing for college entrance exams by learning strategies for the PSAT and developing your academic vocabulary. You will also develop your research, writing, and presentation skills as you explore colleges, careers, and contemporary issues. You will also develop your leadership skills in a collaborative leadership project.

    Twice a week, you will actively participate in the tutorial inquiry process to develop conceptual understanding by clarifying points of confusion.

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  • 2018-19: AVID 11

    Course Description: This course is designed to help students pursue excellence in academics, leadership, and service so that they will be competitively prepared for a four-year college/university upon graduation. The course emphasizes 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. Students will engage in higher levels of WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) strategies than experienced in prior years of AVID.

    In collaboration with the University of California, AVID has developed a two-year sequential program to prepare students for a rigorous college education that integrates critical reading, writing, and research. AVID students will complete a preliminary writing projects in preparation for the college application process as well as SAT and ACT prep. Second semester, students will be engaging in career and college research in addition to building portfolios to prepare for the college application process during senior year.

    Twice a week, students will actively participate in the tutorial inquiry process to develop conceptual understanding by clarifying points of confusion.

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  • 2018-19: AVID 12

    Course Description: This course is designed to help you pursue excellence in academics, leadership, and service so you will be competitively prepared for a four-year college/university upon graduation. The course emphasizes 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. You will engage in higher levels of WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) strategies than experienced in prior years of AVID.

    In collaboration with the University of California, AVID has developed a two-year sequential program to prepare students for a rigorous college education that integrates critical reading, writing, and research. In AVID 12 first semester, you will complete and submit college applications. Second semester, you will prepare for the transition to college, completing financial aid/scholarship applications, placement tests, a college budget, and a college four-year plan.

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