Department Description

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an in-school academic support program designed to help students meet the requirements of four-year colleges and universities.  Students enroll in an AVID elective class where they are taught the skills needed to be successful in their academic courses from the time of placement and well on into college.

AVID, which is implemented school-wide, targets students in the middle by placing academically average students with high academic potential into more rigorous advanced classes.  It is a program that focuses on:

  • A rigorous curriculum
  • Writing improvement
  • Inquiry methods
  • Reading improvement
  • Collaboration
  • Voluntary involvement
  • Students with a desire to improve academically
  • Building confidence, creativity, and academic skills
  • College preparation