Thank you for your interest in AVID at Ramsey Middle School!
What is AVID?
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program dedicated to helping students achieve their goal of going to college. Students considered for AVID are bright students who are not as successful in school as they could be, underserved in the college system, and/or first-generation college students. The AVID class, held within the regular school day during a student's literacy class period, provides support, academic monitoring, and tutoring. The writing process, Socratic questioning, collaboration and reading are the center AVID. Most middle and high schools in MPS offer AVID; 2016-17 will be the second year of the program at Ramsey. We encourage our students to continue with AVID through high school.
What is Required of an AVID Student?
Each AVID student carries a binder in which he or she
Who are AVID Tutors, and What Do They Do?
AVID tutors are typically college students who receive training in methodologies used in AVID: writing process, Socratic questioning, collaborative learning, and reading. They are in the classroom weekly to serve as models and to help students achieve success in rigorous classes. They are trained not to give students answers but rather to guide them toward answers. They may even ask permission to “shadow” students in their classes to help them learn how to take notes more effectively.
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We have a few openings for current 7th graders; 8th graders interested in applying will be added to our waiting list. Click here for AVID application.
Our regular application process will re-open in the spring of 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. Applications for the 2016-17 school year were due in April 2016!
Week at a glance for the AVID elective class:
Monday: Reading, writing, and inquiry-based curriculum
Tuesday: Student-led, inquiry-based tutorials
Wednesday: Reading, writing, and inquiry-based curriculum
Thursday: Student-led, inquiry-based tutorials
Friday: Collaboration/team building activities, guest speakers, & organizational skills.
Classroom documents (projects, assignments, presentations, etc.) can be found here.
Click here for C-Notes Google Docs Template!
For tutorial resources, click here.
Follow the link for the Think Aloud guide, the Ten Steps to Tutorials, and the blank TRF form.
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Telephone: 612.668.4040 | Fax: 612.668.4050