What is AVID?
AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase schoolwide/districtwide learning and performance.
Secondary Campuses - AVID is offered to 7th – 12th graders as an elective course that, like any other class, meets regularly. Each week, students receive two hours of instruction, two hours in tutor-led study groups, and one hour in motivational activities and academic survival skills, including critical reading and writing skills. AVID students are encouraged to take pre-advanced placement courses (in junior high school) and move into honors/advanced placement courses and/or International Baccalaureate. AVID is a state-approved innovative course, and students in grades nine through twelve receive elective credit for the course each year.
Elementary Campuses - AVID strategies are embedded in the 4th - 5th-grade curriculum. Students receive the following strategies in their multi-subject non-elective classrooms: Organizational Tools, Student Success Skills, Partnerships, and WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading). The utilization of these skills will help students’ preparation for junior high and create a smoother transition as well.
The AVID Mission
The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
How can students get into AVID?
At the secondary campuses, students must apply and be accepted in the program. Download and print the APPLICATION and WRITTEN INTERVIEW here and return to the AVID Coordinator at your home campus. All students will receive the AVID strategies in their 4th - 5th-grade classrooms.
AVID secondary student profile
The AVID student is a student with academic potential:
- 2.0-3.5 GPA
- College potential with support
- Desire and determination
- Average-to-high test score
The AVID student meets one or more of the following criteria:
- First in family to attend college
- Low income ·
- Special circumstance