AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.

Students: Are you ready to apply? Complete and submit the FCHS AVID Application online. Be sure to read the directions at the top of the form. The questions that we will ask are in the FCHS AVID Interview.

Teachers, counselors, and administrators: Are you ready to recommend? Complete and submit the FCHS Recommendation Form.

What is AVID?

At Fort Collins High School, A.V.I.D. is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are selected to enroll in an A.V.I.D. class after an application process. For one class period a day, students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking and inquiry strategies, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make the college dream accessible to all students. A.V.I.D. students are required to enroll in at least one Honors or Advanced Placement® course, in addition to the A.V.I.D. elective.

Who typically benefits from the AVID Elective?

AVID targets students in the academic middle (2.0-3.5 GPA) who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum, but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college. The A.V.I.D. elective supports students as they challenge themselves in college preparatory courses. FCHS Counselors will provide eligible students with A.V.I.D. applications during the middle school registration process that takes place during the month of February.

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What kind of student is in the AVID Elective Program? Watch this video by AVID Central.

AVID Recruitment Video Project 2021 5 minute version.mp4

Student Testimonials

Here are a few current and past students at FCHS talking about their experiences in the AVID Elective.

AVID Vertical Video.mp4

Another Testimonial Video

More students from FCHS talking about AVID

Questions? Please contact Zana Kamberi at zkamberi@psdschools.org or call (970) 488-8176.