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AVID

  • AVID

    Dubiski Career High School is proud to offer AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. The AVID College Readiness System teaches skills and behaviors for academic success, provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships, creates a positive peer group for students, and develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination.

    Dubiski AVID Mission Statement

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

    AVID 2016-2017 Application

  • What happens in AVID?

    In our classes, we will learn to take college-level notes (Cornell notes), organize materials, improve time management, work on test-taking skills, improve writing skills, and many more strategies.  Part of our learning will take place in small tutoring groups, assisted by college students to help you improve your understanding of your course work.  We will also tour colleges, hear guest speakers, explore college opportunities, volunteer for community service, and fundraise.

    If I am interested, what do I have to do?

    1. Keep in mind that you must first be accepted into Dubiski Career High School. Also note that we have a limited number of slots and not everyone who applies will be accepted into AVID.
    2. The application will be posted during the spring semester with detailed instructions of how and when to apply.
    3. You will be notified by mail about whether or not you have been accepted.

    This is a big commitment for next year.

    • You will be in a special elective class next year.
    • You will be required to maintain good citizenship and good attendance at school.
    • You will be required to maintain enrollment in your Pre-AP classes.
    • You must keep an AVID binder.
    • You must take special Cornell notes in each class.
    • You will agree to participate in all tutoring with college tutors.
    • You will agree to have a positive attitude about the challenges of the AVID program.


    Brenda Jacks
    AVID Teacher/Coordinator
    972.343.7800

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