Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. 

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

AVID School-Wide:

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