Coordinator/Teacher: Ms. Young
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 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.