Students at my school have made a lot of comments about me being an AVID student. People have called us stupid because they think it??™s a class for special needs kids. They are wrong. AVID is a great class for normal students who want to get into college and be successful in life. I believe this course is one of the best college-prep classes ever.
When I entered AVID last year as a 9th grader, I felt the same way I did when I entered AVID as an 8th grader. Excitement filled my body more than anything, but I also felt mixed emotions of anxiety and curiosity. I wondered if it was going to be the same as middle school, but by the end of my freshman year I loved the class more than the 8th grade AVID class. I believe it is better organized in high school and better ran than middle school. I??™m confident that I will be successful in life because of AVID.
Students in my school have criticized me and the other AVID students about being in the class. I think they believe that it??™s only for dumb kids who don??™t really have a shot for college. A student I know always says that he hates AVID, because he only took it in 8th grade and didn??™t give it any chance at all in high school. He??™s a straight ???A??? student, but I believe I have a better chance at college than he does. I would like to tell those people who criticize us that they can think what they want to, it??™s our decision if we want to take this course or not. They just don??™t know exactly how critical the class is and the effect it will have on the rest of our lives. I believe that kids who take AVID will be more successful in life than the students who don??™t.
If I want to be successful in high school and do well in college, I need to start now. Buckling down, doing my homework, and studying everyday will hopefully bring my grades up to where I could interest colleges in enrolling me to their schools. Last year I slacked off a little, but now that I??™m a sophomore I know how to study and do well in school. AVID is a great class. It??™s a HUGE help to get into college, and as long as I and the rest of my AVID family stay in this course, we know we??™ll be successful in life

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