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AVID


AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination
What is AVID?
AVID is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities. 
AVID is a college preparatory program where students in the academic middle are being prepared for four-year college eligibility. While in AVID, students are enrolled in the school's most rigorous classes, such as AP and Accelerated and attend a yearlong academic elective class-called AVID-taught by a trained AVID teacher. Each grade level has its own curriculum which is taught 3 days a week and the tutorial support is 2 days a week. The tutorials have a college student, or a former college student, who facilitates the student led tutorial groups where inquiry and collaboration take place. AVID helps ensure that students, once accepted to college, possess the high-level skills they need for college success.

What is an AVID student?
AVID students must be hard working, have a positive attitude, and be collaborative in nature. They must have a strong desire to attend school beyond high school and have the Individual Determination to do what takes to get there. AVID students are placed in college preparatory classes (Acc./AP) designed to fulfill the requirements needed for entry into college. AVID students have the potential for success in these courses, but need support from teachers, AVID students, and university tutors.
 
Contact our AVID Site Coordinator or your counselor for more information about applying for AVID.