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Non-Departmental Elective Courses

AVID

Grade Level: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation
Length: Two semesters
Description: This class is mainly for students that would be the first in their family to graduate from a university. The goal of the elective AVID class is to help each student obtain higher grades in academically challenging courses by learning comprehensive study skills, writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading strategies, and by participating in tutorials conducted by peer tutors. The course includes: WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies, study skills, career and college exploration, test-taking skills, and motivational activities.

Teacher Assistants

Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: Recommendation of counselor and/or teacher
Length: One semester
Description: Students assist teachers with lab set up and clerical tasks, and model skills for other students in demonstrations. Teacher assistants encourage classmates in the learning process.

Leadership

Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: None
Length: Two semesters
Description: Students will gain leadership skills and practical experience through the study of qualities of great leaders, personal relations, Robert's Rules of Order, and public speaking. Students will be required to spend time after school conducting activities they have planned. The class is a service group for the school and community.

Library Assistants

Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: Recommendation of counselor and/or teacher
Length: One semester
Description: Students assist with library operations. Typical duties include shelving books, using computers to check materials in/out, setting up computers for use by classes, processing materials, running errands, answering phones, straightening up, and assisting students in finding materials and using computers. 

Contact AVID

Cathy Ahearn
cahearn@slcusd.org

Tyler Hoyt
thoyt@slcusd.org

Rebecca Lincoln
rlincoln@slcusd.org

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