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RIMSD#41 Families Invited to AVID Informational Session

Families with students currently in 6th-grade are invited to an information meeting on Tuesday, January 28th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Washington Jr. High School (3300 18th Ave).

This night will consist of AVID program specifics, student speakers, AVID elective teachers, and a light meal for all who attend.

Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, is a seventh through twelfth-grade program that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university. Students may take an AVID elective course throughout junior high and high school that will provide them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college. For more than 25 years AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education.

The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note-taking, time management, writing, and research skills while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information.

If you have questions about AVID, please contact any of the persons listed below. 

  • Rock Island High School– Melody, Jen, or Shanley (309) 793-5950
  • Edison Jr. High School– Amanda, Emily, or Christi (309) 793-5920
  • Washington Jr. High School–Dawn, Dionne, or Kristin (309) 793-5915
  • AVID District Director – Ramona Dixon (309) 793-5900