What is AVID?
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a four-year college preparatory program that helps guide and support students as they navigate their way through high school and onto college. Students in this program are expected to be leaders, take rigorous courses like AICE, AP or Dual Enrollment classes, participate in community service projects and to be positive role models on campus.
AVID's Mission Statement
“AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”
What does an AVID Student look like?
- A GPA between 3.0 to 4.0
- Average to high test scores
- Enrolled in rigorous courses OR willing to enroll in rigorous courses
- Attend college
- First generation college student within their family
- Motivated to be successful in the classroom
What AVID is not:
- A remedial program
- A study hall
- Just any elective class
What are the requirements of the AVID Program?
- Students will be enrolled in an AVID Elective class for four years
- AVID students are required to carry a 3” Binder
- Take Cornell Notes in ALL classes
- Maintain a “C” or higher in all classes
- Be a leader in the classroom, on campus and in the community
- A good attendance record
What does the AVID curriculum focus on?
Writing: Cornell Note Taking, writing and editing skills, Learning Logs, and peer evaluations
Inquiry: Skilled questioning techniques, Socratic Seminars, Tutorials, and the research process
Collaboration: Socratic Seminars, Philosophical Chairs, peer editing, group activities and problem solving scenarios in a collaborative environment
Organization: Binders and organization tools, graphic organizers, Tutorials and study groups, and SMART goals
Reading: Deep reading strategies, note-taking, graphic organizers, vocabulary development, summarizing and reciprocal teaching methods.