No fooling : using students' time in Avid more wisely

Viviana Gudino-Correa, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Why would anyone want to waste time and not get the most out of a free program that not many students have a chance to be a part of? AVID (Advance Via Individual Determination) helps low socio-economic status students get ready for college. Many students like to take the easy route when it comes to schoolwork, but then we have those students that really want to get the most of high school and continue on to college. Students’ wasting their time during AVID period is an important issue, because resources are limited and not everyone has the opportunity to be part of the program. Five AVID students and the AVID coordinator where interviewed about what they though about the program and what should be done to better use their AVID period. The researcher created a brochure that was handed out to students and teachers with ideas on how they can maximize their time during their AVID period. There is always time to get students’ input and do what they want to learn about college.