Skip to Main Content

AVID® 9th Grade

Class Core Values and Behaviors

Our mission in 9th grade is to familiarize students with the college admissions process, begin taking the steps necessary for them to earn financial aid that will pay for some or all of their college education, and build their confidence and knowledge so they can navigate the financial aid system when they reach college.

Our core values are Grit/Resiliency, Self-Advocacy, and Collaboration. We know these things will help students in their lives, every day. We are going to teach students behaviors to help them put these values into practice. 

  • What do we mean by Grit/Resilience?
    We see Grit as following through on the tasks worth your time and effort.  
    Behavior 1: We build our skill at Resilience and Grit when we focus on obstacles, behaviors, and solutions.
  • What do we mean by Self-Advocacy?
    We see Self-Advocacy as building the confidence to ask for help, learning about others, and being an active participant in the events that affect you.
    Behavior 2: We build our skill at Self-Advocacy when we ask questions to understand and learn rather than place blame and judge.
  • What do we mean by Collaboration?
    ​​​​​​​We see Collaborations as acknowledging that you affect others through your behaviors, making an effort to get to know the people around you, and putting their needs first.
    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Behavior 3: We build our skill at Collaboration when we ask what we can do to help rather than assume we know the solution.

AVID® Yearly Requirements

  • Weekly Relational Capacity Building
  • Weekly Tutorial
  • Note-taking and studying process
  • Weekly Binder Check (One set of focused notes per core class/per day)
  • Quarterly Socratic Seminars
  • Grade reflections middle of each quarter
  • Community service (50 hours or Join a Club)
  • College Field Trip
  • Letter to Self
  • Time Capsule Additions

9th Grade AVID® Requirements

  • Letter of introduction to teachers
  • Learning styles 
  • Teacher interview/poster
  • College research presentation: Out of state/ Private & Public 
  • Begin Time Capsule 

About Brian Higgins - Joined AVID® in 2013

20 Square Feet  - Priorities

Photo of Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Language Arts Teacher

Wenatchee High School

Upcoming Events

April 15

Board Workshop

1:00 PM

April 16

Interagency Meeting

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

April 17

Multilingual Parent Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.