Supporting My AVID Student

  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions here!

    • Why do AVID students have to take advanced coursework?
    • My student is not in the elective, how are they benefiting?
    • How does AVID align with the TEKS?

    Ways to help your student at home:

    Showing Interest in His/Her Progress!

    • Talk to your student about school.
    • Be aware of your student's classes and his/her performance in each. Praise your student's strengths, and help him/her find ways to improve in areas of weakness.
    • Ask to look at your student's binder.
    • Review your student's tutorial request forms to see what kinds of questions he/she is asking in class.
    • Find out who your student's friends are.
    • Be enthusiastic and supportive. Your student's participation in AVID will keep him/her motivated and excited at outreaching the goal of attending a four-year college or university.

    Encouraging Good Study Habits

    • Provide a quiet place free of noise and distractions where your student can study and do his/her homework.
    • Show that you care by asking your student what topic(s) he/she is studying in a particular class.
    • Be positive and give praise when your student takes notes.
    • Be an audience for your student-listen as he/she recites or shares what he/she is reading.
    • Ask questions to help your student clarify or think more deeply about what he/she is reading.
    • Volunteer to help your student prepare for tests by asking the questions he/she has written from lecture or textbook notes.