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AVID 9 A,B (P) (8207, 8208)


Grade Range:
 9
 Prerequisites:
 Previous enrollment of at least one year in an AVID elective course prior to grade 9, or teacher recommendation.
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Elective
 UC subject area satisfied:
 g - College Preparatory Elective
Notes:
 Co-requisites: Integrated Math I or equivalent.
Course Description:
 AVID 9 is the first course in a four-year, grade-level specific sequence of AVID courses that prepares students for college, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a two-semester course. Each week, students receive instruction using a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. Students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth. Students will increase awareness of their personal contributions to their learning, as well as their involvement in their school and community. Students will prepare for and participate in college entrance and placement exams while refining study skills and test-taking, note-taking, and research techniques.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 The AVID High School Libraries.