AVID at Von Steuben:
Patricia Fierce, (email@example.com) who will teach our 6th grade AVID Elective class
Heidi Dowell, (Heidi.dowell@psd150,org) who will teach our 8th grade AVID Elective class.
Sheila Stewart, (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will teach the 7th grade AVID Elective class.
Sheila Stewart is also our AVID Coordinator and Professional School Counselor.What is AVID you may be wondering?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: Class is from 1:50 - 2:30pm this year.
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.
Below are some pictures of previous AVID classes: