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AVID Application



James L. Day Middle School AVID 2021 Information & Application


What is AVID?

AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an international program serving more than 2,000,000 students in 47 states and 16 countries. Nationally, over 89% of AVID high school graduates go directly to a four-year college or university.

AVID is an academic program designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The target AVID student is a student who has a strong desire to attend a four-year university and may need help building a foundation for academic success. AVID students are bright students who may be underachieving and could benefit from additional guidance and support. The AVID elective is a class that provides social and academic support as well as academic monitoring and tutoring. The class focuses on reading and writing skills, organizational skills, Socratic questioning skills, and collaborative learning skills. Students will have access to high school tutors and take part in test preparation lessons to increase their performance in rigorous classes. 

What to expect in the AVID classroom

  • Tutorial sessions with high school tutors
  • Studying different types of colleges and careers
  • Writing Cornell notes in your classes
  • WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading) based lessons


AVID Student Expectations

Students will:

  • bring a strong work ethic to AVID
  • complete their assignments and do their best in all of their classes
  • maintain positive attendance and classroom behavior
  • maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • demonstrate integrity on campus



Click here to access and complete the official AVID application to be considered for placement into the AVID elective course next year.


Please complete your application by Friday, May 14. Email Mrs. Jordan with any questions!