Volunteers Needed To Help With AVID Program

Newport High School is currently looking for several volunteer AVID Tutors for Semester 2 (February 6-June 14).  Tutors work with students on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays during 2nd (9:17-10:07 am) and/or 3rd (10:12-11:07) periods.

AVID classes help to prepare students for college and career by teaching students study and organizational skills.  Students receive academic support through tutors. GPA and graduation rates for AVID students have been steadily showing results from this important program.

Volunteer Tutors are trained to tutor with the Socratic methodology.  They will work with small groups of high school students under the supervision of a teacher in an AVID classroom during the school day.  Tutors serve as guides and facilitators of students’ learning through questioning, writing, thinking, and discussing.

Tutors must complete all volunteer requirements and complete the AVID Tutor training.

“I liked being an AVID Tutor because I could give the students the help they need and the advice and leadership they may be looking for.  It is also a great way to give back to the kids of the community around you.  I wish that I had the same help when I was in middle school and high school that they are receiving.” Jon Hayungs 2016-2017 AVID Tutor

AVID is a program adopted by Newport Middle School, Newport High School, Taft 7-12, Taft Elementary, Waldport High School, and Toledo Jr/Sr High. AVID’s goal is to prepare all students in a school for college, starting with the core elective class and expanding school wide.

The AVID Elective class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum using the will to work hard. Typically, AVID Elective students will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement®.
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