Developing Bright Futures with AVID

By August 28, 2023 Blog

What are your scholar’s life goals? How do they adapt to academic pressure? Are they masters at managing time and their schedule? At Compass Charter Schools (Compass), we support scholars grades TK-12 in their quests for futures full of opportunity. Take a look at how our tuition-free public schools, serving Yolo, San Diego, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities, embrace AVID schoolwide and through special electives to prepare our scholars for their life goals.

What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination. The AVID program, in general, prepares scholars for higher education readiness, helping them learn how to study, take notes, work in teams, prepare thoughtful questions, and ask for support when they need it. Compass is one of few virtual AVID program schools in the nation and practices AVID strategies for all grades in addition to offering the AVID elective for middle grade scholars.

What Does AVID Mean to Compass Scholars?

“AVID allows me to chase my creativity and passions without interfering with my other schoolwork because it is my schoolwork!”

  • Devin, 7-grade scholar

“It is a fun elective that helps you learn more about your passion, and you get to meet lots of new people and get to know them!”

  • Elliana O.,  8-grade scholar

Why Do Educators Love AVID?

“I am an AVID fan because it includes strategies to improve connectedness, develop lifelong executive functioning skills, identify and feed intrinsic motivational habits, and encourages looking to the future and planning how to get where they want to go.”

“I love using AVID WICOR strategies during our weekly learning labs and make it a goal to incorporate a few in every lesson. This makes the content in class more engaging, meaningful, and understandable for scholars. There are so many amazing resources out there for teachers. The options are endless, and keep things fun!” 

– Lacy Lehman, Middle School Teacher in Online Learning Program

“AVID is so much more than just an elective; it is a space to learn and grow your passions and interests, as well as learn from and about your fellow peers. We are thankful for our time together and looking forward to another great year in 23-24! We would love to have you join us!”

– Andrea Lomeli, AVID Coordinator/Elective Teacher

Would you like us to inspire and develop your innovative, creative, self-directed learner? It’s not too late to join the Compass Family. Enroll with us today!

About Compass 

Compass Charter Schools (Compass) is the Gold Standard in Personalized Learning for innovative, creative self-learners. We celebrate diversity & equity in our tuition-free public school – every scholar belongs in our tailored education programs: Online and Options home study. As one of California’s leading WASC-accredited virtual charter schools of choice, we nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning. Every TK-12 scholar and learning coach (our term for parents) is fully supported with in-house counselors, welcoming staff, and talented accredited teachers. Additionally, we are the only virtual Purple Star School in California, and one of few virtual AVID programs in the nation. Join our collaborative virtual learning community. Rise and Soar with our Firebirds – enroll with Compass today!

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