AVID (ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION)
AVID is a five credit elective course open to selected students in grades nine through twelve. Students must
apply for entry into this elective course. The AVID student is one who has averaged high test scores, a 2.0 -
3.5 GPA, wants to attend college, and has a strong desire and determination to achieve. In addition, the AVID
students may represent the first generation in their family to attend college.
AVID is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all
students and most especially, the least served students in the middle who are capable of completing a college
● will succeed in a rigorous curriculum
● will enter mainstream activities of the school
● will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
● will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.