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Welcome :)

You have arrived to THE WONDERFUL WORLD of AVID! I am your teacher, Ms. Calloway. I am excited to get to know your student as they go through the year at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School.Listed below you will find information about the AVID Elective.  With everyone working together on a common goal, we can assure that our students will achieve the highest level of academic success! 
What is AVID?
  • A college preparatory program
  • An academic elective class
  • A program that helps students qualify for attendance to a four-year college or university
What AVID is NOT....
  • An academic workshop or Study Hall 
  • For unmotivated students. Students are expected to have "individual determination" and be willing to complete challenging work. 
  • AVID is a support, not an intervention. 
AVID Activities
  • Learning with college tutors
  • Writing for all classes
  • Developing success strategies
  • Applying for college
  • Preparing for a professional career
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • Participation in extracurricular and community activities
Who May Participate?
Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and
  • Have appropriate classroom behavior
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA 
  • Have a good attendance record
  • Are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
  • Are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses
  • Are willing to complete the required hours of community service per year