DMS. AVID   2020/2021
  • AVID Middle School

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

    Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success.

    The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.

    To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Twice a week tutors come in and help AVID students with their courses.

    The power of AVID Secondary is the ability to impact students in the AVID Elective class. AVID Secondary can have an effect on the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students. One study found, “students that participated in AVID were 20% more likely to participate in 4-year colleges and universities with the overall AVID college participation rate at 93%

    View Mrs. Jordan's introduction video above.


    If you are interested please complete the following application:

    DMS AVID Application 2020