AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program helps students develop learning, study, and academic behavioral skills that are essential to success in rigorous coursework. AVID acts as a catalyst for schools to develop a culture of college readiness for all students across the campus.
Students take the AVID elective course in 7th and 8th grade that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college. Immersed in a college-culture, students are taught:
- Study skills
- Time management
- Writing and research skills
Students in the AVID elective receive daily instruction and support to prepare them for college from a trained AVID elective teacher, as well as access to college tutors, dynamic guest speakers, team building activities, and field trips to local colleges and universities.