What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:


-Academic instruction

-Tutorial support

-Motivational activities


Mission of AVID

To ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle:

•will succeed in rigorous curriculum

•will complete a rigorous college preparatory path

•will enter mainstream activities of the school

•will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges

•will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society


AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase school-wide and district-wide learning and performance.