As a parent or guardian, you must support your child in his or her attempt to pursue the dream of going to college and be an advocate for his or her success. Are you willing to attend at least one information meeting about AVID and help ensure that your child is studying 1 to 2 hours after school and keeping an organized binder and planner?
As an AVID student, you will be required to maintain passing grades, to always put forth your best effort, and to be a role model in the school. This means discipline should not be a problem. Are you willing to follow these guidelines?
Teacher Recommendation of Student for AVID Elective Class
(Student’s Full Name)
Recommendation for :________________________________________________ Student’s School: ___________________________________________________
I, ________________________________, recommend ___________________________ as a candidate for AVID. I have known ______________________ for ____________ years as a student in my ________________________ class. I believe this student has the potential to go to college and that the AVID elective class would help him/her attain this goal. Below is my assessment of this student. I hope you will consider ___________________________________ for AVID at your school.
Teacher’s Signature and date
Please rate the student on a scale of 1 – 5. (5 = excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = average, 2 = some difficulty, 1=not a strength.) General Behavior _____
Organizational Skills _____
Turning work in on time _____
Willing to Accept Support _____
Ability to do Honor Work
Extra Support _____
School Attendance _____
Internal Motivation _____
Writing Skills _____
Ability to Work
With Other Students _____
Student Invitation to Apply for AVID Elective Class
You are invited to be part of AVID at Franklin Police and Fire High School. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is an elective class designed to prepare you for admission to a four-year university after graduation from high school. AVID is for students who want to go to college and are willing to work hard to get there. Does this description apply to you? If so, AVID is the class for you!
During AVID, students learn the skills needed to succeed in college. Furthermore, AVID prepares students for college entrance exams like the PSAT, ACT, and SAT. Students have tutorial groups twice a week with tutors who help with difficult subjects. AVID students also visit college campuses and area businesses to learn more about the many choices available after high school.
To become an AVID student, please submit your application to Ms. Bonfante as soon as possible. There are limited spaces available, so the sooner you apply, the better. Your parents must give permission for you to be enrolled in the AVID elective class so please have them sign your application form. You will also need to sign it. If you or your parents have any questions, you may speak with Dr. Nerini our school counselor, or Mrs. Bonfante, the AVID coordinator.
Complete all homework assignments and commit to a minimum of two hours of homework each night.
Maintain a grade of 81 (or 2.5) or higher in all classes.
I agree to accept enrollment into the AVID elective class, which will offer academic support to me. I want to succeed and I understand I must take individual responsibility for my own success. I understand that in order to give fair consideration to my involvement with AVID, I must commit to remaining enrolled in the AVID elective for at least one year and that I will be allowed to remain in AVID only if I meet the student responsibilities outlined above. I also understand that studies show I will be most likely to demonstrate academic improvement if I remain in AVID for at least three years. I will be most likely to achieve my goal of enrollment in a four-year college if I remain in AVID through my senior year in high school.