What is AVID?

    AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination is an academic elective class that serves students in middle and high school, providing support to students on their path to college and career readiness. The AVID elective class is designed to assist students in meeting the inherent challenges inherent in education and in attaining the dream of college.


    AVID Elective students:

    Enroll and succeed in honors or advanced classes

    Receive academic instruction and weekly tutorial supportAvidAvid Students

    Build note-taking and organizational skills

    Strengthen critical thinking skills

    Gain college and career knowledge and guidance

    Develop public speaking and leadership skills


    Why AVID?

    You will:

     Learn how to take notes and study effectively.

     Explore career paths that interest you.

     Unlock your potential through fun and exciting opportunities.

     Visit college campuses.

     Strengthen 21st Century skills as they move toward college success and beyond.



    The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students especially those in the "academic middle":

    • will succeed in rigorous curriculum;
    • will complete a rigorous college preparatory path;
    • will enter the 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.



    How Does AVID Work at OMS?

    AVID is an elective class that provides support, strategies, and tutoring for students in the "academic middle". Students must meet certain criteria to qualify for the AVID program and apply to be considered. Selection is based on FCAT test levels, grades, attendance, behavior, and desire to succeed in school plus other determiners such as being the first in the family to attend college. We enroll students in at least one advanced level course to increase the rigor in their coursework and put them on the right path to high school and college readiness.

     How Can I Find Out More about AVID?

    Call Ms. Blanco at 547-7689 or email at blancoali@pcsb.org 

    You may also contact any of the grade level counselors for more information!


    AVID Supply List 

    3-inch 3 ring binder, subject dividers and a school planner that they will be required to use. 

    The binder can also include a laptop pocket or the student will need a separate laptop case.

    Required Items:

    • Zipper pouch to store supplies
    • 5 or more pencils
    • 5 or more pens
    • Notebook paper
    • Composition or Spiral Notebook (for Tutorials)
    • Highlighters – yellow, green, pink
    • Dry Erase markers (black only)
    • Scotch tape (3 rolls)


    • Calculator
    • Ruler/hole punch