AVID Expectations

  • Student Grades: 

    AVID students are expected to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in all of their classes, especially in their core classes. Students are required and expected to ask teachers for extra help if they need help understanding a concept. 

    AVID Tutorials: 

    AVID students are required to come to the AVID class on Tuesdays and Fridays prepared with their Tutorial Request Form (TRF) completed.

    Pencil Pouch: 

    Students must keep a pencil pouch with the following supplies - 2 black or blue ink pens, 1 or more red ink pens, 2 or more pencils, 1 eraser, 1 or more highlighters.

    AVID Binder: 

    Students are expected to carry a 2 inch (or larger) binder organized according to AVID guidelines. Students should carry the binder everyday and in every class. This is non-negotiable. *Heath provides students with a binder at the beginning of the year. Any replacement supplies are the students responsibility. 

    Cornell Notes (CN):

    Mainly used during a class lecture, a class power point, a guest speaker, or a movie containing information for which the student must be responsible. To receive full credit, students must have the notes completed in the correct format. 

    Weekly Reflections: 

    Students will complete a reflection of learning for each week.

    Planner/Planner Sheets: 

    Students must write any homework, tests, quizzes, projects (etc.) on planner sheets. The notes in the planner must be specific and detailed. If there is nothing for that class for that day,  draw an"X" (or something). Do not leave the square blank.


    AVID students have homework every day. The homework consists of completing Cornell Notes daily in AVID and in their core classes. In addition, on Mondays and Thursdays, students must complete the tutorial form (TRF) showing their critical thinking.