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AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination

The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students – especially those in a college preparatory path--succeed in the most rigorous curriculum; enter mainstream activities of the school attend four-year universities; build life-long habits of empathy, achievement and timeliness; become responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

AVID is a nationally recognized program designed to help bright, motivated students in their completion of college-prep coursework while in high school, in hopes that these students will be able to gain acceptance to 4 year college or universities directly from high school.  AVID is a four-year elective class for students with academic potential. Upon entering AVID, students enroll in the “a-g” sequence, college preparatory classes that fulfill the requirements for entry into the University of California and California State University systems. Tutors from area colleges and universities work with the high school students, assisting them in all academic areas to make progress commensurate with college expectations. Seminars are also offered in note-taking, study skills, test taking, time management, college entrance exam preparation, effective textbook reading, and library research skills. Students receive extensive help in preparing college applications and financial aid forms.

Why AVID works

  • AVID places students in a rigorous curriculum while providing academic and emotional support

  • AVID emphasizes time-management and goal-setting skills to succeed in school and in life

  • AVID creates a team of students for positive peer tutoring

  • AVID utilizes techniques to increase student motivation

  • AVID redefines the teacher’s role as a student advocate and a personal-success coach

AVID Student Profile

AVID Students Typically Have the Following:

  • GPA Range between 2.0 and 3.5 (Or AVID Middle School Student)

  • Self-Motivation

  • Average to high test scores

  • College potential

  • Determination