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AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination


What is AVID?


AVID is program to prepare students for successful completion of a four year college degree.

It is offered as an  elective class teaching critical thinking and writing skills.

Two days a week students focus on accelerated curriculum, two days tutors works with students in small groups, and the fifth day is flexible for: guest speakers, field trips, research, projects and test preparation.


All AVID students are required to co-enroll in rigorous classes such as:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Placement
  • College in the Schools
  • Honors classes

Why choose AVID as an elective class?

60 Minutes  featured AVID as a program successfully closing the achievement gap in urban school districts.

AVID started almost 30 years ago in California and has decades of independent research by colleges and universities validating the success of the program. Research results are available on their website www.avidonline.org/research

AVID serves almost 300,000 students nation-wide in 42 states.  Both California and Texas fund AVID at the state level.

All AVID students are required to take AP - Advanced Placement classes in high school by their junior year.  The best predictor of completing college based on many research studies, is the number of  AP classes taken in high school and successfully completion of the AP exam. This is a better predictor of  college success than: GPA, class rank, or ACT/SAT scores.

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