AVID at Von Steuben:


    Patricia Fierce (patricia.fierce@psd150.org) will teach our 6th grade AVID Elective class as well as the 7th & 8th grade class

     If you have any questions about our AVID program, please contact Ms. Fierce at patricia.fierce@psd150.org


     What is AVID you may be wondering

    Below is a picture of our 1st AVID class.  The t-shirts and materials for this class were purchased with money that we received through a Peoria Public Schools Foundation grant.  They went to Western Illinois University this spring and had a great tour and conversations with university Admissions.  
    Our 1st AVID class                              @ WIU
    AVID Secondary brings best practices and proven methodologies to students in middle, junior high, and high schools. AVID’s goal is to prepare all students in a school for college, starting with the core elective class and expanding school wide. 

    The AVID Elective class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum using the will to work hard. Typically, AVID Elective students will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement®. 

    School wide, AVID transforms the leadership, systems, instruction, and culture of a school, ensuring college readiness for all students. AVID impacts students throughout the school when trained teachers use AVID strategies to influence the academic and behavioral skills of their students. 
    AVID Elective

    AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.


    The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is based on best teaching practices in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, and it is supported by state and national content standards. AVID curriculum is used in the AVID Elective and content-area classes in AVID schools to guide teachers and students, while planning strategies for success, by focusing on time management and study skills.







Last Modified on June 3, 2018