Bedichek is Austin's only AVID National Demonstration Campus. AVID National Demonstration Schools are exemplary models of the AVID College Readiness System. Demonstration Schools undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be revalidated every few years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies schoolwide.
AVID is an elective course designed for highly motivated students who see college in their future. AVID students make a commitment to achieve excellence in school as they work toward their goal of being the first in their family to attend a four-year college or university.
The AVID curriculum addresses critical reading and writing, note-taking, research, and organizational strategies. Students must be willing to take advanced math courses in 6th and 7th grade and Algebra I in 8th grade. AVID students commit to bringing completed Tutorial Request Forms to class twice weekly and will meet with a college student for tutorials in their academic courses twice each week.
AVID students will have a number of opportunities to tour university campuses and they learn what college is all about.
AVID Coordinator, Grace Baranowski
6th grade AVID, Sarah Szarzynski
7th grade AVID, Hannah Vaugh
8th grade AVID, Ray Gutierrez
AVID Excel, Elizabeth Abernathy