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What is AVID?

​​​​​​What is AVID?

 
​ ​​​What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The goal of AVID is to prepare students for college and success in a global society. AVID is an approved elective class offered to students 9-12 who are determined to go on to postsecondary education and would like some help to get there. To apply, students must have satisfactory citizenship and discipline, good attendance, and a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher.

Students are accepted into the program as 9th or 10th graders through an application and interview/screening process and are expected to continue in the program through their senior year. Applicants must be motivated to work toward college eligibility.


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AVID Mission Statement


The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students - especially those on a college preparatory path...

  • will develop learning, study, and academic skills that are essential to success in rigorous coursework.
  • will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum (including Honors, AP and Dual Enrollement classes)
  • will be involved in their school (examples include extra curricular clubs, athletics, community service, fine arts, and technology)
  • will enroll and attend post secondary education or training,
  • will become responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

Why AVID Works​


Today's students are growing up in a complex society filled with many challenges. AVID gives determined students support, friendship, and skills to be successful and responsible in life.

​High School without AVID

High School with AVID​

  • Assumes students know and can take notes have test prep skills, and create class schedules on their own

  • Leaves students to develop time-management skills on their own. No emphasis in regular class on goal setting.

  • Students must seek out tutoring, often requiring payment.

  • Teacher’s roles in school are th​at of an instructor.

  • ​AVID places motivated students in a rigorous curriculum while providing academic and emotional support.

  • AVID emphasizes time-management and goal-setting skills to succeed in school and in life.

  • AVID develops a gifted team of students for positive peer tutoring.

  • AVID redefines the teacher's role as a ​student advocate and a personal-success coach.

​Benefits of AVID


  • Learn to identify and improve areas of weakness to ensure success in high school and college.
  • Become a role model in your school and community.
  • Improve grade point average significantly.
  • Have better grasp on grades/GPA with grade checks.
  • Participate in weekly tutorials in all subject areas.
  • Improve writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading skills.
  • Focus daily on developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Learn to successfully engage in debates and Socratic Seminars.
  • Increase motivation.
  • Learn to identify and improve areas of weakness to ensure success in high school and college.
  • Participate in college and career investigation.
  • Learn time-management, goal-setting, and money-management skills.
  • Learn habits of success to understand the power of personal choice in school and life.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring and assistance with four-year plan, college essays and applications, and financial aid forms through on-site AVID computer lab.
  • Increase scholarship opportunities.​
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