Advancement Via Individual Determination
What is AVID?
AVID is a program that brings best practices and proven methodologies to students in middle, junior high, and high schools. AVID's goal is to prepare all students in a school for college, starting with the core elective class and expanding school wide.
The AVID Elective class targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous curriculum using the will to work hard. In the AVID Elective, students are routinely required to enroll in their school's toughest courses, such as honors or Advanced Placement.
AVID starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.
The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is based on best teaching practices in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, and it is supported by state and national content standards. AVID curriculum is used in the AVID Elective and content-area classes in AVID schools to guide teachers and students, while planning strategies for success, by focusing on time management and study skills.
We do organization.
We do friendships.
We do Cornell Notes.
We do forgiveness.
We do Binders.
We do team building activities.
We do Agendas.
We do study habits.
We do tutorials.
And We Will Go To College!