• ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION

    Coordinator/Teacher: Ms. Caple

    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 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
    • 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

    What AVID is NOT

    • a remedial program
    • a free ride
    • a school within a school
    • a quick fix

    Visit the A.V.I.D. website for more information.