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El Capitan AVID
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El Capitan AVID Site Team

Laura Whitaker, Principal and AVID Program Administrator

Stephanie Picon, 

Kelly Fillius, 
AVID Coordinator

Shelley Barnett, 
AVID Coordinator

Nick Hein, 
AVID Elective Teacher 11/12th Grade

Jason Cavazos, 
AVID Elective Teacher 
9/10th Grade

Sandy Martinez, 
Site Team Member

Chansamone O'Meara, 
Site Team Member

Abigail Anders, 
Site Team Member

Dustin Millsap, 
Site Team Member

Program Description:
AVID is an academic elective that serves to prepare students to be successful in a rigorous high school curriculum in preparation for acceptance to a four-year college or university. Instructional methodologies are based on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading, motivational events, and continued academic rigor.

The PSAT will be administered at El Capitan High School on OCTOBER 19th, 2016. Sign up at the finance office. 
*Mandatory for all 9th and 10th grade students*

SAT and ACT Important Dates 2016-2017

Visit www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org for more information on fees and registration. 
Visit the student's counselor for more information on test waivers.

Field Trip Information
Field trips for college visits and tours as well as the end of the year AVID trip will be determined at a later time. All students going on a field trip must fill out the field trip form (will be added to the site at a later date).

Club AVID is responsible for many fundraisers and events. For any students interested in AVID, come check out the AVID booth during Club Day (date TBD) for more information. 

Weekly Schedule
        WICOR: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading, SAT Prep/Quickwrites
        Tutorial Sessions with college tutors
        Binder Check, Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Motivational Activities, Team Building

Required Materials
  • 3-Ring Binder (1 ½” – 2”)
  • Zipper Pouch 
  • Dividers 
  • 3-Ring Binder Paper
  • Pens/Pencils/Colored Pens/Highlighters
  • Calendar or Planner

Community Service
  • Students must commit to a MINIMUM of 15 hours of service per semester.
  • Service must be completed OUTSIDE the school day.
  • Students may not be paid or required for any other reason to do the service.
  • Service must be properly documented on provided form or via a formal letter on company letterhead.
  • Students will be offered opportunities and/or suggestions throughout the school year.
  • Students must take either the PSAT/SAT or PLAN/ACT during semester 1.
  • This is a course requirement—for a grade.
  • Sophomores should take whatever they did NOT take last year.
  • Juniors with exceptional test-taking skills should take the 1st PSAT offering of the year in an attempt to qualify for National Merit—a qualification from which a student could earn valuable scholarships.
  • Fee waivers are available and can be discussed with AVID coordinators or student’s counselor.
  • Visit www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org for more information about the SAT and ACT.


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