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9th Grade AVID

9th Grade ONLY Elective               


AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination)

Students in AVID will work on:

*Organization skills

*Test taking skills

*Note taking skills

*Study skills

*Learning styles

*Social skills for academic success

*Goal Setting

*College requirements and testing (SAT vs ACT)

*PSAT Vocab preparation

*Prep to take AP classes in their 10th-12th grade years

*College Field Trips to Northern CA campuses

*Formal Keyboarding lessons (so that all students are equipped with this valuable life skill!)

*Resume building

*Interview Skills

*Keyboarding skills

*Microsoft and Google platform usage

*College research using our Naviance program

*CSU vs US vs Private University information

*Career research based on their career interest inventory assessments

*Money management and how to build a budget

*Financial Aid and how to pay for college

*College and Career speakers come to class frequently to discuss what the "real world" is like and how students can prepare NOW to be successful!

*Achieve 3000 is used on a weekly basis to enhance students' academic reading level


**Emphasis placed on personal responsibility, character building, learning to figure things out for themselves, and answering the question "what do you want to do after high school?"


AVID is NOT a homework class or study hall.  There is a set curriculum designed to motivate and equip your student to do better in all their classes as they prepare to go to college.


Achieve 3000 is the online program CVCHS uses to promote growth in the area of reading comprehension- it is similar to iReady and the AR reading programs used by younger students.  This computer-based program has over 25,000 high interest articles taken right from our newspapers.  The articles have been re-written for each reading level, so many students in the same room can read the same information in a way THEY understand!  For every 40 articles read the average student will advance 1 full reading grade level!  Our class gets through 40 article each quarter, which means your student can advance up to 4 grade levels in just 1 school year!



It is my goal to provide a safe and academic environment for all students.  When students connect with and feel like a part of our school in both a social and academic way, they will be set up to succeed in a great way! 



Please feel free to email me at any time with your questions. 


Sarah Lovick ~  [email protected]