About Us

What AVID is... AVID is an acronym What AVID is... AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 7-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success. AVID places academically average students in advanced classes. AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families. AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle. AVID is implemented school wide and district wide. AVID's 11 Essentials Essential 1 - Student Selection Essential 2 - Voluntary Participation Essential 3 - Full Implementation Essential 4 - Academic Rigor Essential 5 - Strong, Relevant Writing and Reading Programs Essential 6 - Inquiry as a Basis for Instruction Essential 7 - Collaboration as a Basis for Instruction Essential 8 - Tutorials led by AVID- Trained Tutors Essential 9 - Use of AVID Center Data System Essential 10 - Available Site/District Resources Essential 11 - Active, Interdisciplinary Site Team