What AVID Is

  • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
  • AVID is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes. These students have the potential for Pre-AP, AP (Advanced Placement) and honors work but need to develop the skills needed to be successful in rigorous courses.
  • AVID combines rigor with support that includes the student’s individual determination and the support of teachers, other AVID students and their families and AVID tutors.
  • AVID is for ALL students, but targets those in the academic middle and upper middle without a college-going tradition in their families.
  • AVID is implemented school-wide and district-wide.