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AVID students practice college-readiness skills

AVID students practice college-readiness skills

Marvin Fan

October 8, 2019

According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, a large part of the AVID course is teaching students college-readiness skills. She said that this year, there will be a small change to the note-taking approach in the class. Newcomer said, “We used to really encourage students to take Cornell Notes. Now, w...

AVID teaches students about future jobs

AVID teaches students about future jobs

Pranav Jothirajah

May 15, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, the AVID program will also begin to finish its curriculum. According to AVID teacher Elizabeth Galvan, the program will finish the year by teaching students about future careers. “Students are currently learning about what a future career path could look like...

AVID sophomores learn about future jobs

AVID sophomores learn about future jobs

Pranav Jothirajah

March 26, 2019

Preparing for college and future jobs is a major aspect that the AVID program focuses on throughout the school year.  According to AVID teacher Elizabeth Galvan, the program is currently teaching sophomores what their future profession could look like. “For the sophomores, (the students) are wo...

AVID students to learn how to prepare for college

AVID students to learn how to prepare for college

Pranav Jothirajah

March 5, 2019

With most students receiving acceptance letters for their respective colleges, AVID continues to teach them tips on how to prepare and be ready for college.  According to AVID SRT teacher Gordon Copee, consistency is one of the most important things for the jump between college and high school. He ...

AVID students to continue preparation for college

AVID students to continue preparation for college

Pranav Jothirajah

February 12, 2019

With college acceptance letters coming in to students, it is important for students to correctly learn how to write college applications and scholarship essays. According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, an important part of every year is to make sure that students know how to apply to colleges. ...

Science department focuses on AVID development

Nathan Huang

January 23, 2019

AVID development was a major topic in science department meetings during past PLC’s. Many AVID teachers spoke at the last department chair meeting, expressing the change that was happening. According to science department chair Jennifer Drudge, AVID is a program designed to help students with differe...

AVID students to learn how to make resumes

AVID students to learn how to make resumes

Pranav Jothirajah

January 22, 2019

To begin the second semester, the AVID program will start teaching students how to make resumes to help prepare them for college and for future jobs. According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, it is necessary for students to learn how to correctly make resumes. “Resumes are something that can be used fo...

AVID works with students in preparation for SAT, ACT

AVID works with students in preparation for SAT, ACT

Pranav Jothirajah

December 3, 2018

In order to help students prepare for the SAT and the ACT, the AVID program has begun assigning practice tests. AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer said she believes it is important that AVID is helping students prepare for these national exams. “I think that it’s great that AVID is helping students with ...

AVID teaches students about Cornell notes

AVID teaches students about Cornell notes

Pranav Jothirajah

November 14, 2018

Throughout the year, AVID teaches students many skills. Currently, teachers are teaching students about Cornell notes. According to Jamie Newcomer, AVID coordinator, Cornell notes are not required, but they are an option to help students be more organized. She said, “Cornell notes are somethin...

AVID juniors return from college visit

Pranav Jothirajah

October 23, 2018

Over the last week, juniors in AVID visited Miami University located in Ohio. Students visited the university and spent time exploring the campus and the college. They also learned about more specific aspects of Miami University, such as the programs that are offered and what is needed to get accepted....

AVID plans for upcoming trips

AVID plans for upcoming trips

Pranav Jothirajah

October 2, 2018

With many upcoming trips scheduled for AVID, teachers have started work to prepare their students for the trips. Jamie Newcomer, AVID coordinator and English teacher, believes these trips are helpful for students of all levels. Newcomer said, “We do one field trip per semester each year. So we do two eac...

AVID starts year by learning about public speaking

Pranav Jothirajah

September 12, 2018

With school starting over the last couple of weeks, the AVID program has also began its teaching. This quarter, teachers will be focusing on teaching students public speaking skills. Jamie Newcomer, AVID coordinator, believes that making sure the teaching that occurs in an AVID classroom, and the teac...