Advanced Via Individual Determination-AVID
AVID is a program that takes students with the potential and determination to go to college and places them in the rigorous courses required
to get into those four year universities. In the AVID elective course, students are taught the skill sets (notetaking, organization,vpublic speaking, responsibility) necessary to be successful in those rigorous courses. AVID creates an atmosphere of positive peer pressure for the students as well.
AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially students in the middle with academic potential capable of completing a college preparatory path:
• will succeed in 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 is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping.
The three main components of the program are:
• academic instruction,
• tutorial support,
• and motivational activities.
• Currently in over 2000 schools with over 100,000 students
• 95% of AVID graduates are enrolled in a college or university
• AVID seniors complete four-year college entry requirements at an 84% rate. The national average is 34.8%
• AVID middle-level students are enrolled in algebra at a 48% rate. The national average is 24%.
Who is eligible for AVID? Students who have the potential and desire to attend college and have:
• average to high test scores
• 2.0 - 3.5 grade point average
• College potential with support
• Desire and determination
• Appropriate classroom behavior
• Good attendance record
• Good work habits
• A willingness to commit themselves to studying and homework each night
AVID students also meet one or more of the following criteria:
• First in their immediate family to attend college/university
• Historically underrepresented in four-year colleges
• Special Circumstances
AVID students will be expected to:
• Maintain good grades
• Enroll in advanced, Honors and Advanced Placement classes
• Keep an organized 3-ring binder and take notes
• Complete work for all classes
• Maintain strong attendance and good behavior
• Maintain an individual determination to succeed
• Participate in weekly tutorials
For more information go to the AVID website.Apply for AVID