Math Olympiad and Problem Solving Training Programs
Welcome to Avid Academy for Gifted Youth. We provide after-school enrichment programs in math, english, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science, mentor middle and high school science research projects, and offer college counseling to aspiring students in pursuing their college dreams. Please explore this website to learn more about our programs and our approach to gifted education.
2014 Summer Sessions
Session C classes will start on July 14. For detailed schedule and location, click here.
2014 Summer Session registration are available. Click here for details.
Summer Common Core Readiness Program
IUSD has implemented a waiver process that will place students into Common Core 8 or Algebra class according to parents' wish. With the presure to take MMAT and AAT gone, students should focus their attension this summer to get ready to transit to Common Core style of learning. Avid Academy provides the following options:
Online Common Core Lessons
Current students can continue to take the online Common Core lessons and work through major concepts on their own pace. We strongly recommend that students should take advantage of individualized online tutorial in preparation for the upcoming school year’s academics aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Students who would like to continue with semi-privates can still do that. However, we will shift from test preparation to get students ready for their next class: either Common Core 8 or Algebra. The semi-private lesson will strengthen students’ solution writing skills and fill in the gaps of math contents between the traditional CA standards and the Common Core Standards.
Accelerated Math Classes
For students who are available in August, we should recommend them to take Accelerated Math M060A or M060B for preparation for Common Core 8 or M070A or M070B for Honors Algebra. Accelerated Math classes are specially designed to prepare students for the transition to the new Common Core Standards. Students will learn new topics and be familiarized with new problems reflecting the Common Core State Standards. Many teachers from different school districts that have already adopted the Common Core Standards have said that traditionally strong math students struggle in the Common Core math class because they not only need to be good at arithmetic in order for them do well in Common Core math class but also show their strength in comprehending complex word problems and show their work. To register, click on Summer 2014 and go to Session G.
Get a Jump Start in Summer Reading, Join the Avid Book Clubs
The book clubs will take place online and in-person. There will be one class meeting per book, including a two hour class discussion and activities. At the end of each week, students will receive a narrative evaluation of their work which will detail what they can improve upon and what they are doing well.
The second book club session meets every Saturdays starting from July 19. The registration deadline is July 10. To register, click on a link below. For more information, click here.
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2014 - 2015 School Year Classes and Registration
Registration will start on August 1, 2014. The early registration deadline for returning students and summer camp participants for the Fall Session is August 20, 2014. The open registration period is from August 21 - September 7, 2014.
Why Avid Academy for Gifted Youth?
In 2006, Avid Academy for Gifted Youth was the first academy to offer advanced math problem solving to gifted students in Orange County. With its roots in the Irvine math community and locations in proximity to University of California, Irvine and Concordia University, Avid Academy for Gifted Youth combines California Standardized Mathematics Curriculum with math competitions and problem solving to help gifted students to discover their passion, develop their skills, and fulfill their college dreams. To learn more about our philosophy, history, statement of differentiation, and approach to gifted education, click here.