AVID is an acronym which stands for:
Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID helps students build skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. For one period a day, students learn skills, such as:

  • How to organize schoolwork and study,
  • How to think critically and ask probing questions,
  • How to get academic help from peers (and college tutors),
  • How to work effectively with teachers.

AVID students participate in activities (like Service Learning) to enrich their learning, motivate them, and make college seem possible. These students gain an improved self-image and become academic leaders who are prepared for college. All students can benefit from AVID, but its target is the least served students in the academic middle.

Learn more about AVID at www.avid.org