AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! This is AVID's sixth year at John F. Kennedy High School. Kennedy is a certified AVID school and has AVID Elective classes at all four grade levels in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. Many Kennedy teachers have been AVID trained and utilize AVID strategies in the classroom. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a proven way for students to become college ready. In the elective class, for one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable. Their self-images improve and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.
The AVID Site Team (usually) meets on the last Wednesday morning of each month from 7:30-8:25 AM in room 358. Site team members include teachers, staff, counselors, administrators, parents, and students. All AVID parents/guardians are invited to attend.
Dave Williams, ext. 27358
AVID Elective Teachers
AVID 12, Dave Williams, ext. 27358
AVID 11, Dave Williams, ext. 27358
AVID 10, Margi Thomas, ext. 27330
AVID 10, Kathleen Petersen, ext. 27256
AVID 9, Kevin Lydon, ext. 27404
AVID 9, Jennifer Elemen, ext. 27406