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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 (Advancement via Individual Determination) is an academic support system that accelerates student learning and prepares students for success in four-year universities.
  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes to ensure that they are achieving at the highest level of academic success possible.
  • AVID focuses on the most rigorous possible curriculum and aligns with the Common Core Standards.
  • AVID offers tutoring, college and career exploration, mentoring and opportunities for leadership development.
  • AVID is for students who are serious about succeeding in school and who want to make a productive contribution to society.

Who is an AVID Student?

AVID students are students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process, a number of criteria are considered, including:

  • State Test Scores
  • Grades
  • Citizenship
  • Attendance
  • Desire and Determination
  • First in Family to Attend College
  • Historically Underrepresented in 4-year Colleges
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Other Special Circumstances

While all of the criteria are considered for acceptance into the program, no single criteria will necessarily eliminate a student from consideration.  Students participating in special education, gifted and talented programs, and ELL will be considered for AVID based on the criteria listed above.