Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
What is AVID?
AVID is a program for students in the middle who are underachieving, under-represented,
or first-generation college students. The intent is to better prepare these students for college. They are intelligent students who are not performing to their full potential and/or do not know how to; therefore, the AVID class provides support, academic monitoring, and tutoring. Writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading, along with tutorials and studying skills, are the core strategies of the program.
What is reuiqred of an AVID student?
Each AVID student carries a binder in which he or she is required to keep materials from ALL ACADEMIC CLASSES. Students keep track of assignments on assignment sheets and are required to take DAILY notes in all academic classes. The notebooks are graded weekly, by the tutors, for content and organization. Led by college tutors, students participate in tutorial groups in the AVID classroom. In addition, students are taught study skills, test preparation, time management, and the writing process. Students will bring a progress report to you periodically.
What can the classroom teachers do to support AVID students?
Communication between the AVID coordinator/teacher and the classroom teacher is very important. I appreciate any information you can give me. If a student is not keeping a notebook or is not taking notes in your class, I would like to hear about it.
The goals of AVID are:
Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and
have a 2.0 – 3.5 GPA are encouraged to participate in AVID.
- To give students college level entry skills
- To increase the “coping skills” of program participants
- To motivate program students to seek a college education
- To increase the participants’ levels of career awareness
The following are some activities that AVID students are involved in:
For more information on AVID (Middle School) contact: Mrs. Padilla
- Learning with college tutors
- Writing for all classes
- Developing success strategies
- Applying for College
- Preparing for a professional career
- Visiting college campuses
- Interacting with guest speakers
- Participating in extracurricular and community activities
For more information on AVID (High School) contact: Mrs. Reddick
AVID Teacher/Coordinator: Ms. Fleming