What is AVID?
AVID is a program designed to help underachieving middle and high school students prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college. AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills” and college level entry skills. The AVID program teaches the student how to study, read for content, take notes, and manage time. Students participate in collaborative study groups or tutorials led by tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding.High School AVID
The high school AVID program is ideally a four-year program for students who have the potential to succeed in college prep courses. Such students demonstrate a desire to attend college. Upon acceptance into AVID, students must also enroll in college prep courses which will result in fulfilling entry requirements for most stateside colleges and universities. AVID is an elective class which meets during the regular school day.Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Mission Statement
The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially middle-performing students, will:•succeed in the most rigorous curriculum;•enter the mainstream activities of the school;•increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and•become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.