Rio Linda High School AVID Application 2016-2017


AVID is a 4 year college preparatory program designed for students in the middle who are motivated to attend a 4 year college upon graduation. Many of these students are first generation college students, educationally or economically disadvantaged or underrepresented.

The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes and in content-area classes in AVID schools.

In order to be eligible for AVID applicants must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

-Be the first in your family to attend college (example: parents do not have a college degree), economically disadvantaged, or you need support and guidance to help you with the college application process.

-Must be highly motivated to attend a 4 year college after graduation - Have a 2.0 or higher GPA with no D's or F's

-Consideration for admission to the AVID program begins with submitting an application. You will also need to submit a recent copy of your transcripts and 3 recommendations (2 core class teachers, 1 counselor).

The AVID Curriculum


This application must be submitted on or before January 08, 2016. Interviews for eligible applicants will be held in January and February 2016.


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