What is AVID?
AVID is an elective class that meets for one period each day. Students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. The AVID program brings best practices and proven methodologies to students in middle, junior high, and high schools. AVID’s goal is to prepare all students for college, starting with the core elective class and expanding schoolwide.
The AVID class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum using the will to work hard. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely encouraged to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement® classes.
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society
- will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum,
- will enter mainstream activities of the school,
- will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
- will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.