Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a grade 7-12 program that prepares students for admission to a four-year college or university.
Students take an AVID elective course throughout middle school and high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically, with the ultimate goal of attending college. For more than 25 years, AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education.
AVID Elective Class
The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective class, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. AVID recruits students who are motivated to do well and who are serious about their academic future. Students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID elective class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities, and college admission requirement information.