What is AVID?
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program designed to close the opportunity gap for all students, so they can prepare for college, careers, and life. The core component is the AVID elective, which supports students as they tackle the most rigorous classes.
AVID's teaching strategies, curriculum, and training are used not only in the AVID elective class but by subject-area teachers schoolwide. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities. AVID is based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, collaborative grouping, and academic reading.
AVID helps to ensure that students, once accepted to college, possess the higher-level skills they need for college success.
Click on the links below to learn more about AVID or reach out to AHS AVID Coordinator Sarah Milosh or Forte Jr High AVID Coordinator Jenniffer Witherspoon.