AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is an elective class offered to students who would like to prepare for entrance into a four-year university. Typically, the student will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low‐income or minority families. The curriculum features writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading, note-taking, study skills and college and career activities. College students are in the classroom as tutors twice a week.
Students must have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Students should be capable of completing rigorous curriculum and should commit to taking notes in classes on a daily basis.
Criteria taken into consideration for all applicants include: GPA, interview, citizenship, attendance, and recommendations.