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.

  • AVID is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

  • AVID accelerates students into more rigorous courses and offers the intensive support students need to succeed in these classes.

  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and first generation students.

  • AVID is in nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states and 15 countries

Interested? Talk to your counselor today!

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method and collaboration.  

 How does AVID contribute to student success?
  • teaches study and organizational skills
  • strengthens writing skills
  • gives tutorial help
  • teaches students to work collaboratively to be successful in the most rigorous courses
  • takes students to visit colleges and universities
  • assists students with the application process for four-year colleges and universities
  • helps students explore careers through guest speakers

AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to see more students enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle.

  • will enter mainstream activities of the school
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
  • will become educated and responsible
  • will become participants and leaders in a democratic society

How can you help your AVID student?

  • discuss upcoming family events and dates and mark on student calendar
  • discuss with students selection of tutoring group they will join on tutoring day
  • occasionally review a page of notes
  • use questions developed by students to help review for concepts and tests
  • share your struggles to be organized and encourage students to take time to keep binder organized