•  avid

    Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, is a K-12 program that prepares students typically categorized in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university.  Students take an AVID elective course throughout middle/high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in their future colleges and careers. 

    The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective class, which supports study skills, focused note-taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture.  The AVID elective provides weekly tutoring sessions that are led by college students/peer tutors that provide support for success in the academically rigorous course curriculum.

    Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through annual college field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, SAT practice and testing, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information. 

    AVID recruits students who are motivated to do well and who are serious about their academic future. 

    Admission is primarily based on grade point average, state test performance, behavioral records, attendance records, teacher recommendation and an interview process.  If you feel that you or your student would benefit and take advantage of this program, we encourage you to apply. 

    Application process:

    1. Students may complete the AVID application.  
    2. Student applicants participate in interview with site team
    3. Students notified of acceptance/denial
    4. Students school schedule is changed to include the AVID elective class

    All information shared on this form will be used for recruitment and selection of AVID students and will be held confidential. If you would prefer to share this information in person or have additional questions prior to completing this form, please contact the AVID campus coordinator Ms. Laffey (hlaffey@dallasisd.org).  

     

    Heather Laffey

    Instructional CoachAVID Coordinator

    Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

     

    “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”