AVID Application - Forest Hill Community High School - 2020-2021
What is AVID? AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:
 Academic instruction
 Tutorial support
 Motivational activities

Who is an AVID Student? AVID students are students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process, a number of criteria are considered, including:
 State Scores
 2.0 – 3.5 GPA
 Good Attendance
 Desire and Determination
 First in the Family to Attend College
 Historically Underrepresented in 4-year colleges/universities
 Economically Disadvantaged
 Other Special Circumstances

AVID Objectives at Forest Hill Community High School.
 To provide academic instruction and other support to students and to prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities.
 To improve organizational skills.
 To improve critical thinking skills.
 To increase student involvement in community service.
 To prepare and support students for entry into the most rigorous high school courses.
 To empower average students to achieve academic excellence.

If you have any questions please contact the AVID Coordinator, Ms. Burk, at Lauren.Burk@palmbeachschools.org
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