Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

Pre-requisite: AVID enrollment prior to 11th grade year.

AVID is a 6th through 12th grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students and in closing the achievement gap. The AVID program includes an elective course that earns one credit. The three main components of this course are academic instruction and college awareness, tutorial support and motivational activities including college visits. This course provides students with strategies to be successful in rigorous coursework and to be well prepared for post-secondary opportunities. It emphasizes organizational skills, intellectual risk-taking, critical thinking skills, strategic reading and writing, community involvement and the steps necessary to increase college access options and college success. AVID students are supported academically as they pursue AP, DE and other rigorous courses. Note: AVID includes an application and interview process for rising 6th through 9th grade, for placement the following year.