First step to our College Dream....
Welcome to the AVID Program!
Welcome to middle school and the 2012-2013 school year at CTMS! I am confident we will have an awesome year with AVID!
All AVID students will be asked to reach new levels of learning. It will be hard, fun, and hopefully exciting! My goal is to help you learn to navigate school better than ever through study skills, higher level questioning, college awareness and campus/community based projects.
Some things you will need to know about OUR classroom:
All AVID students are expected to keep an ORGANIZED binder. It will be graded weekly. This is a weekly TEST grade for my class. It will need to have notes from all content area classes.
All AVID students are required to keep a planner. All daily assignments and objectives MUST be written in the planner. Parents must sign( not initial) the planner weekly.
AVID students will be receiving tutorials from college students twice a week. You must come prepared with questions over assignments which you do not understand.
All AVID students have been selected to be in this program. I expect all students to behave well in class and throughout the school. I expect that all students do their BEST in all their classes. All AVID students should behave as responsible leaders of CTMS!
*I will always treat you with respect...so you will know how to treat me!
*If you create a problem, you will be asked to solve it quickly.
*If you feel something is unfair, communicate with me respectfully.
*Treat fellow classmates with respect.
You are all a very special group of students. You were selected because you have desire and determination to do your best and become leaders.
I am looking forward to sharing this journey... Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it!!!
The mission of the AVID Program is to:
1. Provide academic instruction and other support for middle school students additionally.
2. Provide middle school students skills to transition to high school.
3. Increase coping skills of students.
4. Motivate students to seek a college education.
5. Continue open access to a rigorous curriculum which includes Pre-Ap and Accelerated courses. This will begin a college preparatory path.