GCISD is proud to continue phasing in AVID in grades 6-11 for the fall of 2013. The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading and strategies for success that include organization, time management and study skills.
The AVID course is one in which any student could benefit. AVID is a campus-wide college readiness support system that will work hand-in-hand with the core content courses to prepare students for challenging, rigorous work. In the AVID elective class, students engage in writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading strategies to help them master rigorous academic content. High expectations are paired with strategies for success (such as note taking, time management, organization and goal setting) and in-class Socratic-inquiry tutorial sessions so that students excel in advanced courses and are prepared for the rigors of university work. AVID students become the model of college readiness, which is a foundation of the LEAD 2021 strategic plan. Students must apply to be in the AVID elective class. AVID Site Teams at each campus review student applications and interview students to determine students who meet the expectations and would benefit the most from the class. Participation in AVID is a high honor that any student would want to attain. Students and parents who are interested in the AVID course should see their campus counselor for an application.
Director of Advanced Academics