• Advancement Via Individual Determination



    The AVID College Readiness System works to ensure students are college-ready by equipping them with the skills, academic behaviors, and knowledge necessary to succeed throughout high school and college. AVID helps students develop a vision for their future, gain confidence in their abilities, and take ownership of their learning.

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an academic elective course which targets students in the academic middle – B and C students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.

    Students in the academic middle often move through the educational system without any special recognition, positive or negative. While many of these students go on to graduate from high school, they are often not ready for rigorous coursework in college upon graduation.

    Students in the AVID Elective course are held to high expectations and given the support they need to succeed and prepare for postsecondary opportunities. By pushing students into more rigorous coursework, encouraging, assisting and advocating for them every day, AVID greatly increases the likelihood of students making it to and through college.

    Candidates for the AVID Elective are capable of completing rigorous curriculum, but may be falling short of their potential. Often times, they will be the first in their families to attend college. 


    • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
    • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
    • Creates a positive peer group for students
    • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

    Questions? Please contact Hill AVID Site Coordinator, Diana Garrett, at 817.744.3050 or by email diana.garrett@kellerisd.net with any questions.