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Purpose of AVID

AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.  The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap while preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  AVID works to ensure all students, and most especially academically promising students, who are capable of completing a college preparatory path, will:

  • succeed in rigorous curriculum,
  • participate in activities at the school,
  • increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • become better educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

Students in the AVID take the AVID Elective at the same time they are enrolled in rigorous courses.  In the AVID Elective, students learn study skills and organizational skills, develop critical thinking skills, receive academic help from college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college more attainable.