Welcome to Applied Visual and Interactive Design

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ABOUT AVID

The Applied Visual and Interactive Design (AVID) Career & Technical Education (CTE) program is a dynamic 3-year instructional program cluster that includes instruction in Film & Video Production, Video Game Design, Graphic Design, Graphic Communications/Printing, and Web Design - taught by professionals from each of these industries. The cluster is designed to prepare students to be multi-skilled professionals who can successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or entry level positions in a wide range of professions, such as, Multimedia Artist, Animator, Videographer, Web Designer, Video Game Designer, Graphic Designer and Motion Graphic Designer, among others.

In addition, students leave the program with a digital portfolio of their designs and projects as indication of the level of skills they attained. The program utilizes industry-standard equipment, computers and software, primarily Adobe Creative Suites, Unity, Dark Basic Pro, Scratch, Snap, and Blender. This program focuses on developing the imagination, creativity, technology and software skills necessary for student to be competitive in their chosen profession.

Instruction in this program includes, but is not limited to, computer system set-up and maintenance; operate basic computer and communication applications, design and layout of graphic and multi- media images, photography, website, video and/or audio design and production and video game design. Students also learn to set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors and recording equipment.

OUR MISSION

The AVID Small Learning Community/Communications Technology CTE Program will foster education in the fields of communications, technology, and careers to prepare our students to be contributing members of our 21st century high-tech society. Northeast High School seeks to empower students to embrace learning as a lifelong process. We strive to foster in our students a respect for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or sexual orientation, for this is the very essence of learning in a global community. We strive to prepare our students to be contributing members of our 21st century high-tech society. Our ultimate goal is for our students to become empathetic leaders within their families, communities, and world.

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Citywide Admission Communications Technology CTE Program (School Code: 802C) Students citywide may apply to the "AVID" Communications Technology Program (802C) at Northeast High School. This program has admissions criteria. In order to be eligible for the lottery, students must meet three of the following four criteria: 1) grades of A, B, or C on the most recent final report card; 2) no more than 10 absences; 3) no more than 5 latenesses; and 4) no negative disciplinary reports on the most recent final report card. In addition, students may have to attend an on-site interview.