• What is AVID?

    AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

    AVID is offered as an elective course that, like any other class, meets regularly. Each week, students receive two hours of instruction, two hours in tutor-led study groups, and one hour in motivational activities and academic survival skills, including critical reading and writing skills. AVID students are encouraged to take prep courses (in middle school) and move into honors/advanced placement courses and/or International Baccalaureate. Over 92% of AVID graduates have enrolled in college. 89% of those who start are in college two years later.

      AVID Mission

      • AVID Mission

        AVID is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all

        students and most especially the least served students in the middle capable of completing a college path:

        • will succeed in a rigorous curriculum,
        • will enter mainstream activities of the school,
        • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
        • Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

      AVID Student Profile

      • AVID Student Profile

        The AVID student is a student with academic potential:

        • Average-to-high test scores
        • 0-3.5 GPA
        • College potential with the support
        • Desire and determination

        The AVID student meets one or more of the following criteria:

        • First in family to attend college
        • Historically least served in four-year colleges (e.g., underrepresented as a
        • racial or ethnic group)
        • Low income
        • Special circumstances

      What AVID is NOT

      • What AVID is NOT

        • a remedial program
        • a free ride
        • a school within a school
        • a quick fix
      • Visit the AVID website for more information.