AVID Newsletter


The Mission of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

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

What is AVID?

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, collaborative grouping, organizational skills, and reading strategies. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities.


AVID Students Will …

Succeed in rigorous curriculum Prepare for enrollment in four-year colleges
Become educated and responsible Participate and lead in a democratic society


AVID Students are Likely to be or Have…

Average to High Test Scores First in Family to Attend College
2.0-3.5 GPA Historically Underserved in 4 Year Colleges
College Potential with Support Low Income
Desire and Determination for Academic Success Special Circumstances
Satisfactory Behavior Academic Potential
Regular Attendance Driven to learn about potential careers


How does the AVID program contribute to the success of the students?

  • Teaches study and organization skills while strengthening reading and writing skills
  • Gives tutorial help through the process of inquiry and collaboration
  • Teaches students to work collaboratively to be successful in rigorous courses
  • Helps students explore careers & colleges through guest speakers and projects
  • Builds a positive peer group for students through the AVID Elective class


Program Advisor: Nicole Elliott