For more than 30 years, AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a 7th through 12th-grade program that prepares students for admission to a four-year college or university.
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
The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provides support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information.