AVID Elective Application

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AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a junior high through senior high school college readiness system designed to prepare self-determined students for college readiness. 


  • AVID is an academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success
  • AVID places students in advanced classes - Honors, AP, Dual, IB with tutorial support provided by college tutors
  • AVID teaches academic and social skills for academic success that are not targeted in other classes
  • AVID teaches time management, note-taking strategies, and goal setting
  • AVID provides support with in-class tutors and a strong student/teacher relationship
  • AVID creates a positive peer group for students
  • AVID develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
What happens in the AVID Elective Class?
  • Students receive academic instruction in writing note-taking, studying, test-taking, and organizing.
  • Students receive academic support from college tutors through collaborative tutorial groups, peer counseling.
  • Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through goal setting, rigorous classes, cultural and college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building.

AVID Student Profile 
  • College potential with support
  • Good attendance
  • Demonstrates good citizenship in and out of the classroom
  • Has the desire and individual determination to work hard and succeed
  • Works well with others
  • Historically underserved in four-year colleges and universities
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