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AVID
Advancement Via Individual Determination
College by Choice, Not by Chance!

AVID Video - Check it Out! 

AVID Video on YouTube

On-Line AVID Application

AVID Application

Download the Paper Application


For more information contact AVID Coordinator Sarah Maddox.

smaddox@puhsd.k12.ca.us 

What is AVID?

AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class at Placer High School that prepares students in the middle, with academic potential, for success in advanced high school classes and in college. AVID is a four-year elective program.   Placer High School is the only certificated high school AVID program in the Placer Union High School District and the Auburn area.   


The Placer AVID Student Profile

Avid Applications 

 Students with Academic Potential

    ¨        Interested in attending 4-year college but needs support  

¨      Average to High Test Scores

¨      College Potential with Support

¨      2.0-3.5 GPA

¨      Desire and Determination 

Meets one or more of the following criteria 

     ¨      First to Attend College

¨      Historically Underserved in 4-year Colleges

¨      Low Income

¨      Family Hardships/Special Circumstances


Who May Participate:

 Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and…

¨      have appropriate classroom behavior.

¨      have a good attendance record.

¨      have good work habits.

     ¨      are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses.

Applying for AVID

Potential AVID students must complete a PHS application.  

For more information contact AVID Coordinator Sarah Maddox.

smaddox@puhsd.k12.ca.us or 530-885-4581


Essential Learning Outcomes for AVID

WICOR:  Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn

Writing

Writing to learn with clear thinking across the curriculum.

Inquiry:

Inquiry engages students with their own thinking process. 

Collaboration:

Collaboration brings personal responsibility and respect to the classroom and classroom discussions. 

Organization:

Organization both physically and mentally on the part of the students and the teacher creates solid active learning.

Reading to Learn:

Reading critically with increased content literacy increasingly with more difficult texts and tasks.



AVID Teachers


Brett Belanger AVID 11

Sarah Maddox AVID 12
AVID Coordinator



Matt Haydon AVID 9

Mike Sabins AVID  10

Erin Lee AVID 9

Placer Student AVID Links



Learning Log - Cornell Style








SAT/ACT/CAHSEE
Test Prep Center


SENIOR AVID LINKS

JUNIOR AVID LINKS

SOPHOMORE AVID LINKS

FRESHMAN AVID LINKS