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.

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.​