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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

What is AVID?

AVID is a program designed to prepare students in the academic middle for 4-year college eligibility. These are students who are capable of completing a college-prep curriculum but may be falling short of their potential.  Almost all AVID students who participate for at least three years are accepted to college, with roughly three quarters getting into four-year universities.      



AVID Students

AVID students are enrolled in Advanced Placement and Dual Credit, and attend an academic elective class-called AVID-taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities. Their self-images improve and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students. They are proud to be in the program.



The AVID curriculum based on rigorous standards developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. AVID is based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, collaborative grouping, and academic reading.