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 DRJHS - WICOR 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.

Follow this link for more information about the AVID elective and how your student could benefit from participation in the DRJHS AVID Elective:
AVID Parent Info

Application/Recruitment Timeline
Current 7th graders
- online applications due 2/26/18.  Any applications submitted past that date will be considered for the Fall 2018 recruitment timeline. 
Current 6th graders - online applications due 3/8/18.  Any applications submitted past that date will be considered for the Fall 2018 recruitment timeline.

DRJHS is currently accepting applications for our AVID Elective class for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Applications are submitted online.

Application to the DRJHS AVID Elective is two-fold:
1. Complete this online AVID Elective Application.
2. Attain two teacher recommendations - submitted online at this link.

Students, once you've submitted your online applications, please direct your teachers to this webpage to complete the teacher recommendation form.  

You will receive a confirmation email a few days after your application which will explain the 'next steps' of our application/interview process.  

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