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What is AVID?

AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters a safe and open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms.

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID students are determined to go to college and to make a better future for themselves. AVID teaches skills and behaviors in order to achieve academic success, and also provides intensive peer support through tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships. We create a positive peer environment for students and that drives development towards a sense of hope and personal determination.

Students Master Content

AVID students reflect and question while mastering content rather than just repeating and memorizing. Our students work together to solve problems as they prepare for success. Students are taught to articulate what they don’t understand and learn how to seek out the resources they need. By teaching critical thinking, inquiry, and self-advocacy, AVID educators empower students to own their learning.

Teaching How to Learn

All students need to learn how to learn. Note-taking, studying, and organizing assignments are all skills that must be taught and practiced to perfect. With support from AVID, educators can teach students how to master academic behaviors that will help them succeed in school and life.