What is AVID?
AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters a safe and open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms.AVID Secondary brings best practices and proven methodologies to students in middle and high schools. AVID’s goal is to prepare all students in a school for college, starting with the core elective class and expanding school wide.
The AVID Elective class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum through determination and hard work. Typically, AVID Elective students will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement®.
School-wide, AVID transforms the leadership, systems, instruction, and culture of a school, ensuring college readiness for all students. AVID impacts students throughout the school when trained teachers use AVID strategies to influence the academic and behavioral skills of their students.
What AVID Does
Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
How AVID Works
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 School-wide AVID.
- Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
- Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
- Creates a positive peer group for students
- Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID’s mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.
Learn more about AVID’s college and career readiness efforts, and see our impact!
AVID I/II/III/IV Elective Credit=1.0 OUS: No NCAA: No Fine & Applied Arts : No Grade Level: 9-12
The AVID Elective class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to attend college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum through determination and hard work. Typically, AVID Elective students will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement®. AVID students will be required to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, among other requirements, to remain in the AVID program. AVID I, II, III, and IV are each a year-long elective course designed to prepare students for entrance into four year colleges and universities. AVID emphasizes continued work on critical reading, analytical writing, public speaking, collaborative strategies, organizational skills, and team building. Students will also work on completing college and scholarship applications.
Prerequisite: Teacher/Admin Approval/Application/Interview