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Advancement Via Individual Determination

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective program that helps students to achieve the necessary requirements and skills to be eligible for university acceptance. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The program has two major components: tutorials and AVID curriculum. Tutorials occur 2 times per week. Tutorials are small study groups that are facilitated by college students who assist students with their studies. Each AVID student is to come prepared for the tutorial with questions from their core or college classes. Field trips may be scheduled to visit local colleges and universities, providing students with the opportunity to visit the institutions firsthand.
What AVID is . . .
  • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
  • AVID is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.
  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income, and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
  • AVID is for ALL students, but targets those in the academic middle.
  • AVID is implemented school-wide and district-wide.

What AVID is NOT . . .

  • AVID is NOT a remedial program.
  • AVID is NOT a free ride.
  • AVID is NOT a niche program.
  • AVID is NOT a college outreach program.