Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, is more than a program, it is a philosophy that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university. Students take an AVID elective course throughout middle school and high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college. For more than 30 years AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education.
The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information.
AVID recruits students who are motivated to do well and who are serious about their academic future. We will look at each student's grade point average and state test results to determine if they are an ideal candidate for the AVID program.
All information shared on this form will be used for recruitment and selection of AVID students and will be held confidential. If you would prefer to share this information in person or have additional questions prior to completing this form, please contact the AVID Site Coordinator.
Dr. Regina Zurbano
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Magnet Schools