Coordinator/Teacher: Mrs. Blackman
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.