Desert Ridge Jr High is an AVID National Demonstration School

Desert Ridge Junior High School is proud to be an AVID School! 

AVID Strategies are implemented school-wide and DRJHS is steeped in a culture of college readiness.  This attachment outlines the WICOR strategies used schoolwide at DRJHSWICOR handouts.pdf

The heart of the DRJHS AVID program is the AVID Elective course. AVID Elective students are chosen by a recommendation - application - interview process.

AVID Elective candidates display determination through academic effort and integrity in all classes. They have an ability and desire to be successful in rigorous curriculum and are required to enroll in at least one honors level class at the JHS level.  Participation in the AVID Tutorial process will teach students the inquiry skills they need to demonstrate success in the challenging courses. They show enthusiasm towards participating in college readiness activities including study skills support, career interest curriculum and university research projects. Find more information about AVID: https://www.avid.org/what-avid-is

Application/Recruitment Timeline

Applications for the 2019-2020 AVID Elective class are due 3/1/19.

 Applications are submitted online.

Application to the DRJHS AVID Elective is two-fold:

1. Complete an AVID Elective Application 
2. Attain two
teacher recommendations - submitted online at this link.

Students, once you've submitted your online applications, please request recommendations from two teachers. They can use the link above on this webpage or navigate to the link directly at https://tinyurl.com/AVIDTeacherRec to complete the teacher recommendation form.  

A completed application will include your online submission and two teacher recommendations.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your application after the application closes and you will be informed of your interview date/time.  

If you have any questions about the AVID Elective program or application process, please contact Rosie Gorton, AVID Site Coordinator, at Rosie.Gorton@gilbertschools.net or (480)635-2025X409.

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