Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, is a fourth- through twelfth-grade college-readiness system that prepares students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students and in closing the achievement gap.
AVID students are those who have potential for college success but need support. Typically they would be the first in their families to attend college.
AVID provides an elective class that supports these students as they are enrolled in advanced classes through training in writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading, and organizational skills.
Since 1999, Mesa Public Schools has grown the AVID program to include three National Demonstration Schools: Westwood High School, Mesa High School, and Carson Junior High. These schools have been recognized as demonstrating the highest level of program implementation and are used as models for other schools. In addition to those schools, AVID is currently in place at Mesa High, Dobson High, Westwood High School, Carson Jr. High, Kino Jr. High, Mesa Jr. High, Rhodes Jr. High and Taylor Jr. High.
For Information contact Valeri Angus, AVID District Coordinator, at 480.472.0326.