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AVID - Advancement, Via, Individual, Determination

“AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”

What is AVID?

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing, inquiry, collaborative grouping and reading as the tools of learning. The three main components are:

  • Academic instruction
  • Tutorial support
  • Motivational activities

The Goals of AVID

The goal of AVID is to ensure that all students with the academic potential:

  • Will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum
  • Will enter mainstream activities of the school
  • Will increase their enrollment in 4-year colleges
  • Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

AVID Curriculum

AVID curriculum and methodologies are based on WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading.) Writing activities such as Cornell note-taking and tutorials are based on questioning which causes students to think critically about concepts or materials they do not understand. Trained teachers and college tutors guide students in the process of taking responsibility for their own learning.

Other AVID Services

  • Teaches study and organizational skills
  • Gives tutorial help by trained college tutors
  • Positive peer group
  • SAT preparation
  • Helps students explore careers through guest speakers
  • Assists with the college application process
  • Assists students with the scholarship and financial aid application process
  • Teaches student to work collaboratively to be successful in the most rigorous courses