Best Practices Towards Success:

  • Maintain enrollment in college preparatory classes
  • Maintain a notebook with class and text notes for each academic course
  • Maintain assignment sheets for each subject and complete tutorial forms for all AVID tutorial sessions
  • Take at least one page of notes in every class each day
  • Spend two hours per night on homework and study
  • Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes
  • Complete AVID assignments including writing and speaking tasks
  • Participate in AVID tutorials
  • Take the PSAT/SAT at least once
  • Attend the AVID field trips during and after school
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average
  • Increase academic rigor by enrolling in and successfully completing at least one Pre-AP/AP or IB class in one or more of the core curriculum areas (English, Math, Social Studies, Science) each year




  • ​Focused Notes/Cornell Notes
  • Learning Logs
  • Quickwrites
  • Reflections
  • Process Writing
  • Peer Evaluation
  • Authentic Writing
  • Summaries

  • Skilled Questioning
  • Costa’s Levels of Thinking
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Investigations
  • Guiding/Essential Questions

  • Socratic Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Philosophical Chairs
  • Group Activities and Projects
  • Peer Editing
  • Sharing

  • Binders
  • Interactive Notebooks
  • Calendars and Planners
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Focused Notes/Cornell Notes
  • Tutorials and Study Groups
  • Project Planning and SMART Goals

  • Critical Reading
  • Marking the Text
  • Focused Notes/Cornell Notes
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Summaries
  • Reciprocal Teaching

Click to download Student Resources

30 Second Speech Academic Language Script one pager  Academic Language Scripts in Spanish
 Assignment Log  AVID Community Service Form  AVID Freshmen Mentor Commitment Form
 AVID Mandatory Tutorials for probation  Binder Check off sheet  Common Abbreviations
 Cornell Note Slip  Cornell Note Taking ppt  Cornell Notes Template
 E6-Costa Level of Inquiry - Vocabulary  Learning Log Questions  Learning Log
 Marking the Text  Study Buddy Contract  Socratic Seminar Guidelines
 TRF blank reflection  TRF Ex Plus notes  TRF Think-A-Loud
 Tutorial Expectations  Tutorial Costas Levels  Tutorial 10 Steps
 Student Contract from my AVID