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Incoming 5th grade families interested in AVID

Incoming 5th grade families interested in AVID:

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is an elective course that provides students with academic, social, and emotional support to help them succeed in school. The program is aimed at students who have the desire and willingness to work for academic success but may not have the skills they need to flourish scholastically.

At its most basic, AVID teaches kids how to thrive in school, providing them with the tools they need and building the behaviors required to accomplish their academic goals. AVID students learn key skills like critical thinking, writing, reading, and collaboration while also building practices to improve their organizational, time management, and problem-solving abilities.

AVID students must also meet certain requirements and commitments, including:

  • Be a level 2 or higher on their most recent/final FAST in math/ELA.
  • Maintaining a satisfactory attendance record
  • Possess/maintain a 2.75 or higher GPA
  • Keeping an AVID binder/notebook
  • Be willing to GROW academically and socially.

Interested? Please visit the PCS AVID site to fill out the application: