What is the purpose of the AVID binder?
Organization is an important skill in school, career and other aspects of daily life. The AVID binder is an organizational tool to help students maintain notes and school work in one place. Students are expected to maintain a binder, which has been provided to them along with all of the necessary items needed. They are expected to keep it organized using the AVID methods they have been taught.
Students will be evaluated on organization and whether they have all of their materials for every class in their binder. The binder will be evaluated each Friday and points will be given.
Students should spend no more than 10 minutes each day organizing their binder. It should be a red flag to parents if their student spends one or more hours the night before a binder check trying to put it together.
What should be in the AVID Binder?
Binders must be good quality 2-inch, 2 1/2-inch or 3-inch three-ring binder with pocket inserts.
Needed binder contents
* Six colored tab subject dividers to separate each academic class, including AVID
* Zipper pouch to store supplies (three-hole punched heavy duty zip-lock bags also work)
* Two or more pens
* Two or more pencils
* Filler paper
* Agenda book
* Blank TRF forms
* Blank Learning logs
Suggested binder contents
* Colored pencils
* Six-inch ruler
* Pencil sharpener with compartment for shavings
* Extra lead if your student uses mechanical pencils