Welcome to AVID

Advancement via Individual Determination

AVID is a college readiness system which is an elective course taken during the school day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that help prepare students to be successful in college. AVID targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard with the appropriate support.

LCC's AVID helps students:

  • teach academic skills and behaviors not targeted in other classes
  • provides intensive support with in-class tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • accelerates underachieving students into more rigorous courses
  • creates a positive peer group for students
  • develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

Courses

  • AVID I (9/10th grade) helps freshmen and sophomores understand the demands of high school classes,find the balance needed to succeed in meeting the UC/CSU a-g course requirements, also gives an introduction to college and career exploration.
  • AVID II (11th grade) helps juniors prepare for college entrance testing and explore which colleges they will want to apply to through both college research projects and college field trips.
  • AVID Senior Seminar (UC/CSU approved for a-g credit: the universities give you credit for taking this class) focuses on applying to your colleges, establishing your area of study (major) prior to college, and professional direction AND resourcing money for college. Pre-requisite: previous enrollment in AVID lower-level courses. Co-requisite: Enrollment in at least one honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate course.

Sign up to take AVID. Please see your counselor in the counseling office to verify you meet the AVID requirements for enrollment.

Why AVID?

AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.