AVID- Fall of 2018

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:13 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

We are excited to announce the implementation of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) at our middle and high schools in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year.  AVID provides a school-wide system designed to impact all students, raise student achievement, transform a school’s culture to a college-readiness and close the achievement gap. AVID increases the number of students enrolled in higher level courses (Pre-AP, AP, Dual Credit), provides rigorous development in 21st century skills, and is a catalyst for true education reform in public school systems.

Year one of implementation will include a class for our incoming 9th grade students, and for each of our 8th grade classes at each middle school. To be eligible for AVID each student is required to fall within the guidelines listed below, submit an application, and participate in an interview.

AVID Parent Information Nights will be held to provide an understanding of AVID and how Sherwood students will benefit.  Parents and families are encouraged to attend based on the following guidelines:

Your student is:

  1. in the academic middle, may need the support of the AVID class, and might be:

a.      of an ethnicity traditionally underserved in colleges

b.      from a low-income family

c.       a first-generation college attendee from his/her family

d.      faced with circumstances that may be obstacles to achievement

e.      any combination of the above

    2.  between a 2.0 and 3.5 GPA, but has a desire to do better

    3.  displaying appropriate classroom behavior

    4.  presenting good attendance

    5.  exhibiting the motivation and desire to prepare for entrance to a four year college or university

Information Nights:

Sherwood High School--Incoming Freshman ONLY

April 16, 2018

6-7 p.m.

Middle School Information Night

Sherwood Middle School

April 26, 2018

6-7 p.m.


Incoming 9th grade Parents:
If you were unable to attend the AVID parent night on April 16th, please attend on the evening of the 26th at Sherwood Middle School from 6pm-7pm. 

See Flyer for more information.

For questions please contact

AVID District Director, Janay Cookson

Email: jcookson@sherwood.k12.or.us or (503)825-5804




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