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AVID is not just another program…
at its heart, AVID is a philosophy.
Hold students accountable to the highest standards,
provide academic and social support,
and they will rise to the challenge.


  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading)
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

The AVID College Readiness System works to ensure students are college-ready by equipping them with the skills, academic behaviors, and college knowledge necessary to succeed at every level from elementary school to college. AVID helps students develop a vision for their future, gain confidence in their abilities, and take ownership of their learning.

How are students selected for the AVID Elective?

The AVID Elective targets students in the academic middle – B and C students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Often times, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from socio-economically disadvantaged families. Teachers, administrators and/or other faculty typically recommend students, and the selection process usually involves an interview. Though AVID provides guidelines and expectations, final selections and processes are left to the schools.

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