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What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a structured and rigorous college preparatory elective program for self-motivated, potential college-bound students. To find out more about AVID, please visit the national website at

AVID’s Mission and Proven Success

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 

AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate that is at least two times the national rate. Additionally, three out of four AVID graduates who apply to four-year colleges or universities are accepted. 

Over the past 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, underserved students and today reaches approximately 400,000 students in nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states and 16 other countries. 

The AVID Student Profile

AVID students are intrinsically motivated students with academic potential. Potential AVID students must have a desire and determination to succeed. They are willing to commit to enrollment and success in the rigorous coursework necessary to ensure college eligibility. 

What Happens in the AVID Class?

AVID students complete college readiness activities and assignments to prepare them for the rigors of college. AVID students commit to bi-weekly binder checks, taking notes, and writing reflections for all classes including electives. Students engage in tutorials two times each week with tutors who guide them and support them. AVID students commit to extracurricular participation and community service. They engage in career, college, and financial aid research. 


How Can I Find Out More About Joining AVID?

Potential AVID students who wish to join AVID must complete an application during the registration process for the following school year  (usually in the spring). Interested students should contact Mrs. Britton.


Mr. Spanier, AVID Coordinator


Please click on the links below to access the application and eligibility letter for parents.