Ways to help your child at home
* Show interest in his/her progress.
* Be aware of your child's classes and his/her performance in each.
* Praise your child's strengths and help him/her find ways to improve in areas that need improvement.
* Ask to look at your child's AVID binder, which is inspected every Friday during the AVID elective class.
* Review your child's AVID tutorial request forms to see what kinds of questions he/she is asking in class.
* Find out who your child's friends are.
* Be enthusiastic and supportive. Your child's participation in AVID will keep him/her motivated and excited about reaching the goal of attending a four-year college or university.
* Provide a quiet place free of noise and distraction where your child can study and do his/her homework.
* Show that you care by asking your child what topic(s) he/she is studying in a particular class.
* Be positive and give praise when your student takes notes.
* Be an audience for your child. Listen as he/she recites or shares what he/she is reading.
* Ask questions to help your child clarify or think more deeply about what he/she is reading.
* Help your student prepare for tests by asking questions he/she has written from lecture or textbook notes.
* Teach your child to be a role model/leader in the classroom.
* Be aware of courses your child needs to take to graduate from middle school and then high school.
* Be aware of upcoming exams.
* Encourage your child to become involved in extracurricular activities that interest him/her and to keep track of his/her participation.
* Encourage your child to become involved in community service organizations.
* Understand that the AVID teacher/coordinator, counselors and director are available to answer questions and to provide information about middle school, high school and college. Call upon them whenever needed.