We are proud to be an AVID school, where “Advancement Via Individual Determination” means preparing all students for college readiness and life success in a global society, using proven strategies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas.

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a 4th through 12th grade in-school support program that prepares students in the academic middle for more rigorous coursework, such as Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement courses, and four-year college eligibility and success.

Offered as an elective class during the regular school day, students receive teacher instruction, tutor-led study groups, academic strategies, and motivational activities.

The Student Success Path shows students in grades sixth through eighth how to work successfully with their teachers, take effective notes, organize academic binders, and work collaboratively with peers and others. These efforts are to prepare students for high school and postsecondary success.

How does AVID work?

  • Teaches all students the skills and behaviors for academic success through the school-wide program

  • Provides an elective class with college study, preparation, and university visits; intensive tutorial support, and strong student/teacher relationships

  • Creates a positive peer group for students

  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

  • Brings teacher training in research-proven methodologies for intensive integration of the WICOR processes (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading)