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    What is AVID?

    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 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

    The AVID student is a student with academic potential:
    • Average-to-high test scores
    • 2.0-3.5 GPA
    • College potential with 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