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AVID is a program that targets students who are academically “in the middle” and sets them firmly on a path that leads to success at a 4-year college.  AVID levels the playing field for minority, low-income, and other students without a college-bound tradition in their families, but who nevertheless have the dream and the will to make it in college.  It aims to provide these students with the skills they need to succeed in college prep and advanced classes, so that they will be ready for the university.

A Network of Support

  • The AVID program provides a comprehensive system to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Students and teachers move through the program together, forming strong friendships and relationships over the years.
  • Teachers continually monitor students' grads and progress in other classes and offer support and encouragement.
  • Students receive continual instruction in organizational and study skills, and learn to develop a personal system for ensuring academic success.
  • Teachers and counselors provide college guidance, arrange college field trips, and coach students through the college application process.
  • Teachers, counselors, and administrators meet regularly to discuss students' needs, and receive continual professional training in AVID strategies.

Who is eligible?

  • Students with the desire, motivation, and determination to be academically successful.
  • Students with the academic potential to attend a four-year college--if supported.
  • Students with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and average or better test scores.