Organization is one of the keys of success. The AVID binder is an organizational tool to help students maintain notes and school work in one place. Students are expected to maintain one 3-inch binder organized in "The AVID Way." At first, student binder evaluations will be for organization only(i.e. Does the student have all the required materials in his/her binder?). As the elements of the AVID program are implemented, students will be evaluated on organization AND whether they have all of their materials for every class in their binder. The binder will be evaluated weekly and taken as an assessment grade. Students should spend no more than 30 minutes each day organizing and completing their notes. It should be a red flag to parents if their student spends two or more hours the night before a binder check trying to put it together.