The Lucerne Valley Middle High School AVID students are exploring their graphic design and writing skills by creating a professional tri-fold brochure. Both the middle school and high school AVID students participated in the project. The brochures will be used to inform prospective students and their parents about the highly successful program.
The first of the six panels reads “AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination” in color with “AVID Decades of College Dreams” below. When opened, the reader sees a question: “What Is AVID?” The brochure answers the question with “AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping.”
The next panel, in the middle of the brochure, asks, “Who is an AVID Student?” The answer? “AVID students are students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, including: State Scores, 2.0-3.5 GPA, Citizenship, Attendance, Desire and Determination, First in the Family to Attend College.”
The last inside panel describes AVID activities, which include writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. Students participate in field trips to colleges and universities with former LVHS students who are currently in college act as role models and facilitate academic discussion. In AVID students develop academic and social skills for success.
The second-to-last panel, which is visible when the brochure title page is opened, contains numerous quotes from AVID students. A sample:
“AVID helped me be organized.” — Thomas Salbino
“AVID helped me with my homework through study groups and tutorials. I also learned how to stay organized.” — Ruby Thompson
“AVID helped me learn new skills necessary for college.” — Giselle Silva
“AVID helped me realize the importance of each assignment to keep up with my G.P.A.” — Abi Alcala
The brochure concludes with “AVID Facts.” One of the facts is a description of the WICOR method, which drives the AVID curriculum. “WICOR” stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading.
For more information on the Lucerne Valley AVID program, contact Ms. Oyadomari, AVID Site Coordinator and Elective Teacher and Mrs. Schlenz, AVID Elective Teacher at the high school. Call (760) 248-2124.