AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID targets students in the academic middle range. Students are not only enrolled in their school’s most rigorous classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but they are also enrolled in the AVID elective. In this class, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and how to ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make college attainable.
The goal of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle:
- Will succeed in rigorous curriculum
- Will complete a rigorous college preparatory path
- Will enter mainstream activities of the school
- Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
- Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society
AVID tutors work with small groups of middle and high school students during AVID elective classes under the supervision of an AVID teacher. Tutors must attend training classes and will utilize the AVID learning strategies.