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  • Course Description:

    AVID 9

    In this course students will learn essential strategies to be successful in high school and prepare for college. Students will be introduced to writing, inquire, collaboration, organization, and reading (WICOR) strategies that are the core of the AVID curriculum. Students will participate in lessons focused on organization, goal setting, time management, and social interaction. Students are required to take the most rigorous courses for their optimal academic achievement (i.e. College Prep, Honors). Students are required to take the PSAT.

    Grading Policy:

    Grades are based on an accumulation of points. You earn points for every assignment you turn in to the instructor. Grades will be updated and posted through the home school access on a weekly basis.

    Semester One/Semester Two

    • 40% Process (Warm Ups and Quick Writes, Tutorial Request Forms, Classwork,
    • 60% Homework, Group Activities/Team Building, Learning Logs) Product (Binder Checks, Tutorials, Projects, Philosophical Chairs/Socratic Seminars, Assessements)
    • Mid-term Examination 15% of semester grade

    Rules & Procedures:

    • Respect yourself, your classmates, and the classroom environment.
    • Arrive on time and prepared to learn.
    • Participate. Listen and Learn. Actively Engage.
    • Perform as an Ideal AVID student.
    • Technology is used for instruction and learning.
    • Cape Henlopen High School rules and the discipline matrix will be followed at all times in our classroom.

    Course Description:

    AVID 10

    Students will expand their writing skills to prepare for the college application process. Students will narrow down career choices, and research their career. They will identify post secondary institutions that will assist them in reaching their career goal. Students will debate and discuss current events through Socratic Seminars and Philosophical chairs. Students are required to take the most rigorous courses for their optimal academic achievement (i.e. College Prep, Honors). Students are required to take the PSAT.

    Grading Policy:

    Grades are based on an accumulation of points. You earn points for every assignment you turn in to the instructor. Grades will be updated and posted through the home school access on a weekly basis.

    Semester One/Semester Two

    • 40% Process (Warm Ups and Quick Writes, Tutorial Request Forms, Classwork,
    • 60% Homework, Group Activities/Team Building, Learning Logs) Product (Binder Checks, Tutorials, Projects, Philosophical Chairs/Socratic Seminars, Assessements)
    • Mid-term Examination 15% of semester grade

    Rules & Procedures:

    • Respect yourself, your classmates, and the classroom environment.
    • Arrive on time and prepared to learn.
    • Participate. Listen and Learn. Actively Engage.
    • Perform as an Ideal AVID student.
    • Technology is used for instruction and learning.
    • Cape Henlopen High School rules and the discipline matrix will be followed at all times in our classroom.

    Course Description:

    Mentoring 1

    This course will include both a classroom component and practicum. The classroom component will include information relative to confidentiality, words with dignity, ability awareness, and an overview of autism. The practicum experience will include both classroom observation and hands on involvement with students. During the course of the practicum, students have classroom time built into the schedule to offer them the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and suggest strategies for activities. This course is offered to students in Grades 11-12.

    Grading Policy:

    Grades are based on an accumulation of points. You earn points for every assignment you turn in to the instructor. Grades will be updated and posted through the home school access on a weekly basis.

    First Semester

    • 40% - Process (Daily Assignments and Practicum Weekly Reflections)
    • 60% - Product (Journal Entries, Assessments)
    • 15% of 1st semester grade- Mid-term Examination
    • Total First Semester: 100%

    Second Semester

    • 40% - Process (Practicum Weekly Reflections)
    • 60% - Product (Journal Entries, Assessments)
    • 15% of 2nd semester grade - Final Examination
    • Total Second Semester: 100%

    Rules & Procedures:

    This class is both educational and interesting. You have the opportunity to have a life changing experience in this course through hands-on activities that address multiple learning modalities, open discussion, and engaging practicum experiences. In order for this class to be successful, I need your cooperation. Below are the expectations I have for everyone.

    • Respect yourself, your classmates, and the classroom environment.
    • Arrive on time and prepared to learn.
    • Appropriate student dress and behavior is important as you will be interacting with many professional staff and students through your practicum.
    • Participate. Listen and Learn. Actively Engage.
    • Be Responsible. This class offers a lot of freedom; please do not take advantage of the privilege.
    • Technology is used for instruction and learning.

    Course Description:

    Mentoring 2

    Prerequisite: Mentoring 1 Practicum teacher recommendation.

    This course is for seniors who have completed Introduction to Mentoring and have demonstrated competency in working with students. After a brief classroom refresher, students will be assigned to classrooms where they will spend the majority of class time

    Grading Policy:

    Grades are based on an accumulation of points. You earn points for every assignment you turn in to the instructor. Grades will be updated and posted through the home school access on a weekly basis.

    First Semester

    • 40% - Process (Daily Assignments and Practicum Weekly Reflections)
    • 60% - Product (Journal Entries, Assessments)
    • 15% of 1st semester grade- Mid-term Examination
    • Total First Semester: 100%

    Second Semester

    • 40% - Process (Practicum Weekly Reflections)
    • 60% - Product (Journal Entries, Assessments)
    • 15% of 2nd semester grade - Final Examination
    • Total Second Semester: 100%

    Rules & Procedures:

    This class is both educational and interesting. You have the opportunity to have a life changing experience in this course through hands-on activities that address multiple learning modalities, open discussion, and engaging practicum experiences. In order for this class to be successful, I need your cooperation. Below are the expectations I have for everyone.

    • Respect yourself, your classmates, and the classroom environment.
    • Arrive on time and prepared to learn.
    • Appropriate student dress and behavior is important as you will be interacting with many professional staff and students through your practicum.
    • Participate. Listen and Learn. Actively Engage.
    • Be Responsible. This class offers a lot of freedom; please do not take advantage of the privilege.
    • Technology is used for instruction and learning.