Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is helping to meet the challenge for education to close the achievement gap and prepare students for success in a global society.
Improving students’ critical thinking, reading and writing abilities allows the students to participate and succeed in courses of high rigor and better prepares them for postsecondary access and success.
What is AVID Secondary?
At the secondary grade levels (grades 6-12), AVID is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. For one class period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and movational activities that make college attainable. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve and they become academically successful students, leaders and role models for other students.
The AVID Site Team
An interdisciplinary Site Team helps support the implementation of AVID school wide on the campus. The AVID Site Team Members are made up of an AVID Elective Teacher, District Director, Principal, AVID Vice Principal, AVID Counselor, AVID Coordinator, AVID Site Team Content Teachers, College Tutors, Students, Parents, College University and the Community. The site team develops and implements a site plan, documents evidence to illustrate support for students’ success, meets regularly to assess AVID students’ needs, and creates a culture that nurtures and supports the AVID mission.
AVID is not just another program at its heart,
Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.
To close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.