Welcome to AVID
What is AVID?
AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination
avid: adj. (L. avidus, eager for knowledge)
AVID is a program which combines components of student-centered outreach programs with curriculum improvement and professional development. In other words, AVID integrates student-centered and school-centered stategies.
Students who are identified for AVID are perceived to have high potential despite average grades. The AVID class operates as an elective in the student’s daily schedule. AVID provides intensive student support, study skills, college student mentor / tutors, test preparation, college information, family involvement, and motivational activities.
What is the mission of AVID?
The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially students in the middle capable of completing a college preparatory path:
- will succeed in rigorous curriculum,
- will enter mainstream activities of the school
- will increase their enrolment in four-year colleges, and
- will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
What is the Purpose of AVID?
The purpose of the AVID program is to prepare all students, especially students in the middle, not previously successful in a college preparatory path, for four-year college eligibility; and to restructure the teaching methodologies of an entire school to make college preparatory curricula accessible to almost all students.