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Advancement Via Individual Determination

What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID is a structured and rigorous college preparatory elective program for self-motivated, potential college-bound students.  To find out more about AVID, please visit the national website at See your counselor for additional information.

AVID’s Mission and Proven Success

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate that is at least two times the national rate.  Additionally, three out of four AVID graduates who apply to four-year colleges or universities are accepted.

Over 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs ever for low-income, underserved students, and today reaches approximately 400,000 students in nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states and 16 other countries.

The AVID Student Profile

AVID students are intrinsically motivated students with academic potential.  Potential AVID students must have a desire and determination to succeed.  They are willing to commit to enrollment and success in the rigorous coursework necessary to ensure college eligibility.

What happens in the AVID class?

AVID students complete college readiness activities and assignments to prepare them for the rigors of college.  AVID students commit to weekly binder checks and bi-weekly progress report checks.  They engage in AVID tutorials twice a week with college-aged tutors who guide and support them.  AVID students also commit to extracurricular participation and community service and engage in career, college, and financial aid research.

How can I find out more about joining AVID?

Potential AVID students who wish to join AVID must complete an application during the registration process for the following school year (this usually takes during February – March for the following school year).  Interested students are encouraged to contact Ms. Dang at [email protected] or Ms. Subherwal at [email protected].