Skip to main content

About AVID

AVID

"AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."  

www.avid.org

Welcome to AVID at John F. Kennedy High School!  AVID began at Kennedy in 2007.  Kennedy has AVID Elective classes at all four grade levels in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.  In the elective class, for one period a day, students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable. Their self-images improves and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.  Many Kennedy teachers have been AVID trained and utilize AVID strategies in the classroom.  

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a proven way for students to become college ready.  AVID strategies are also aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Schoolwide, students engage in the WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) strategies.  WICOR = RIGOR!  We are committed to supporting all students in our JFKHS community.

Youtube

JFKHS AVID YouTube Channel 


Apply to AVID!  We consider AVID applicants for the AVID 9 and AVID 10 classes at both the fall and spring terms.  Please complete all parts of the application and submit to your counselor or the AVID Coordinator in advance so that your application may be reviewed and you may be interviewed before the next term starts.

 

AVID 9 starts Term 2 so students can take health and computers Term 1, AVID 9 meets during RTI each week and each Wednesday for AVID Homeroom meetings

 

 

AVID 10 is a WEAVE where students take AVID and another elective all year, receiving credit for both courses. 

commit to student success

 

AVID Site Team

The purpose of the AVID Site Team is to discuss the AVID program and school wide issues & goals as a team of staff, parents/guardians and students so that we can work together to better serve all students.  Meetings are held quarterly, contact Ms. Thomas if you are interested in joining the Site Team.

 

Our College and Career Center Specialist and Counselors are integral contributors to our AVID Site Team. 

 

Contact:

AVID Coordinator

Margi Thomas, M. Ed.

(510) 657-4070 ext. 27330

mthomas@fusdk12.net 

 

AVID Elective Teachers, 2019-2020

Ms.Thomas, ext. 27330, mthomas@fusdk12.net   AVID 12 Senior Seminar

Mr. Phan, ext. 27272, hphan@fusdk12.net  AVID 11

Mr. Worthy, ext. 27272, bworthy@fusdk12.net AVID 10/ PE Weave

Mrs. Anderson, ext. 27332, canderson@fusdk12.net AVID 9 

 

 

Eighth Grade Parent Night Presentation

AVID works! Review the research here

 

check

DONATIONS: CHECKS MADE OUT TO FUSD-KENNEDY

(PLEASE PUT AVID IN THE MEMO SECTION)

HELP FUND OUR FIELD TRIPS AND PROGRAMMING AND ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU! 

AVID Summer Institute

 

MEET SOME OF OUR AVID SUPERSTARS- THESE JFK STUDENTS WERE CHOSEN OUT OF THOUSANDS OF APPLICANTS TO SPEAK AT THE NATIONAL AVID SUMMER INSTITUTE CONFERENCES!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWIqHr3jGDg  JFK AVID STUDENT NILOFAR MOHAMMED ALI SPEAKING IN DENVER  @ AVID SUMMER INSTITUTE 2019

www.youtube.com/watch?v=r44nMG8U1Pg&t=4s JFK AVID STUDENT MARYAM KARMIM SPEAKING IN SAN DIEGO  @ AVID SUMMER INSTITUTE 2019

www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6iTJ7AipzE&t=37s JFK AVID STUDENT ANITA TUTTLE SPEAKING IN SACRAMENTO @ AVID SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AivwZSKyVCo&t=3s JFK AVID STUDENT VICTOR LOMBRANA SPEAKING IN ANAHEIM @ AVID SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017

www.youtube.com/watch?v=w45eZFVcExg&list=PLaRMHGJmuRn2dsK_f-ZoEICra7TFR1_dw&index=23 JFK AVID STUDENT ROBYN PERRY SPEAKING IN SACRAMENTO @ AVID SUMMER INSTITUTE 2015