AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
What is the mission of the AVID program?
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
When does the AVID program begin?
- AVID begins in the 7th grade and continues through the 12th grade.
What does AVID do for students?
- Teaches study and organizational skills
- Strengthens their writing skills
- Gives tutorial help through college tutors
- Builds leadership potential
- Teaches students to work collaboratively to be successful in the most rigorous courses
- Assists students with the application process for colleges and universities
- Helps students explore careers through guest speakers
How are students selected for the AVID program?
AVID targets students in the academic middle that have the potential to succeed in advanced courses. The selection process is as follows:
- Recommendations are taken from teachers, counselors, and parents. Students may also recommend themselves for the program.
- Interested students complete an application, written interview, and an oral interview.
- The AVID campus site team (composed of an administrator, a counselor, the campus AVID coordinator, and teachers from other subjects) selects the students for the program.
What is the commitment for students in the AVID program?
- Students must enroll in the AVID elective course which is taught during the school day.
- Students in AVID must commit to taking college-prep courses, including honors and Advanced Placement.
- Students must pursue participation in extracurricular activities and community service.
- Students must maintain an AVID binder with an agenda.
- Students must have a daily dedicated time for homework, studying and working on projects.
What does a typical week in AVID look like?