What is AVID?
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
AVID is an in-school academic support system for grades 6-12. It is designed to prepare students for success in college and in Advance Placement courses. AVID is for all students, but targets those in the academic middle.
Student Selection Criteria
2.0-3.5 GPA B’s or C’s
Average Standardized test scores
Historically underserved/ unrepresented in 4-year university
1st Generation to graduate from college
Satisfactory Citizenship and Attendance
Desire & Determination to go to College
To institutionalize the AVID philosophy and methodology, our teachers participate in staff development training. Teachers understand and use specific AVID strategies. These include Cornell Note Taking, high level questioning, interactive notebooks, daily writing, and reading strategies.
AVID Highlights at FLMS:
Implemented 4-12 grade
6 sections of AVID serving 134 students
2 AVID Elective Teachers
1st AVID graduating class in 2011
Established in 2006
AVID Tutors Recruited from FLHS and AIMS Community College
FLMS is an AVID National Demonstration School in 2016!
Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage.