AVID 8th Grade Recruitment 2022
AVID is a 4-year high school program for students in the academic middle who want to improve their performance in school through structured support and guidance. AVID is NOT for for straight A students or for students who are failing many classes. It is a 4-year program for students who typically earn Bs and Cs (and sometimes As) but have the ability, the smarts and the desire to do better with a little academic coaching and support. For more information about the AVID program, please scroll towards the bottom of this page past this recruitment/application information.
Students must apply to be in AVID in their 8th grade year. Applications are due February 24, 2022 and will become available on this page starting February 4th. Applicants are carefully considered by a committee to determine if they are a good fit for the program (academic middle, desire to to do better and desire to be in the program). Aspects of the selection process include a student application, student interview, review of grades, review of iReady scores, teacher recommendations and counselor recommendation.
Below is a summary of the important events pertaining to the 2022 AVID Recruitment of 8th Graders. Click HERE to access a flyer that summarizes this information.
Introduction to the AVID program at the middle schools on January 27th (Thursday)
The AVID Coordinators from both high schools will give an overview of the AVID program to 8th graders. This presentation is for students who are interested in learning more about AVID and 8th graders who have been identified as a possible good-fit for the program by their counselor or teachers. This presentation will take place during the school day. To request to attend this presentation, please fill out THIS FORM.
AVID Family Meetings on February 3rd and February 8th at 6:00 pm
AVID Coordinators will thoroughly explain the AVID program to students and their parents. Parents must attend this meeting if their 8th grader is interested in applying. Current AVID seniors who have been in the program for 4 years will be present to share their experiences and insights into AVID. There are two scheduled Family Meetings and both meetings are identical. Please attend whichever date is better for your schedule regardless of which high school you will be attending next year. If current COVID guidelines allow, these meetings will be held in person at the locations shown below. If DPH guidelines do not allow for in-person gatherings, the family meetings will be held virtually. Please fill out THIS FORM to receive important updates about the Family Meeting and a link to the meeting if it will be virtual.
Attendance at one of the Family Meetings is mandatory:
Application - due February 24th by midnight
A link to the online application will be posted here on February 4th (after the first Family Meeting) and is due on Thursday, February 24th by midnight. Please do not fill out an application until you have attended one of the Family Meetings and have had an opportunity to learn about AVID. Please note, each high school has a separate application and students may only apply to one high school’s AVID program. So, you must know which high school you will be attending next year before applying to AVID.
The AVID selection committees will hold interviews with each candidate. These interviews will take place at school, during the regular school day.
PV High Interviews
Peninsula High Interviews
Out of District Students - Parents of students who attend a middle school that is out of the district should email the AVID Coordinator of the high school their child will be attending next year to schedule an interview. AVID Coordinator at Peninsula High School is Mike Spalding (email@example.com) and AVID Coordinator at Palos Verdes High School is DJ Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Acceptances will be emailed out by the end of April and possibly sooner.