What can you do to prepare for a successful year of AVID and school at MMHS this year?
Next year, in AVID, you will be giving your best effort to be successful in school. To help you do that, we will be asking you to have the proper materials. Please keep this in mind as you do your Back-to-School shopping.
- Read over the summer - anything! Try to find something that you think is interesting and fun!
- Visit some college campuses with friends or family. They don't have to be far away. Just start getting a taste for what college looks/feels like. Remember that many schools will not be in full session, so they will be fairly empty, and it won't be the best example of what it's like when it's in session.
Be at school on time the first day, prepared to learn and work. Be excited and enthusiastic!
Go through your stuff from the 08/09 school year and pull out anything that is special to you - work of which you are very proud, or assignments from which you really learned a lot. These should be included in your portfolios in AVID, if you're already in high school, but they could be useful to you next year no matter what grade you are entering.
The essentials to not only survive but prosper in High School
____ Sturdy 3-ring binder, 3 or 4” with pocket inserts. 4” is recommended.
____ Five or six colored plastic Subject Dividers to separate each academic class, including AVID
____ At least 3 different Mini Sub Dividers to separate “notes, HW, tests, blank paper, etc.” for
____ Zipper Pouch to store supplies
____ 2 or more pencils (mechanical recommended)
____ Four or more pens (of at least two different colors, you may use “multicolored pens”)
____ 2 different colored highlighters
____ White out
____ Mini stapler and hole puncher____ Post it notes____ Plenty of blank paper
____ Daily PlannerStrongly recommended
____ Flash drive (all files/documents need to be saved/backed up)
____ Six inch ruler____ Reinforcement labelsOther things you might need____ Colored pencils____ Binder dictionary/thesaurusBinder Organization
Your binder should be ordered in the following manner:
Colored plastic Subject Divider (ex. Geometry)
Mini Sub Divider (Notes)
Mini Sub Divider (Tests/Quizzes)
Mini Sub Divider (Handouts, Assignments)
You may add any other Mini Sub Dividers that you feel are necessary for a given class
Repeat for each of your classes