AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program designed to help students build the tools necessary to be academically successful in school. This program is designed to help students achieve their dreams of going to college.Middle school students participate in the AVID program with a specially trained teacher. This program develops leadership skills in students in students who are not meeting their identified potential, and supports them in advanced coursework.
Primarily targeting students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, this program identifies and supports those who have collegiate potential, but may not have the means or background to be geared toward higher learning. Representatives from colleges and universities are invited to the campus to inform students of the rigors of post-secondary education.
What is a typical week like?
A typical week in the AVID elective involves curriculum on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tutorials take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Motivational activities take place on Fridays.
How can parents help?
Parents are an integral key to the success of their children. Parents are expected to participate in regularly scheduled parent workshops in order to gain a better understanding of what AVID is all about. Giving parents this information will increase home to school communication. If parents and teachers work together, students are more likely to be successful in school. You are the biggest "cheerleader" for your son or daughter!
Where do I go for more information?
Please contact your child's school front office. They will be able to direct you to the appropriate mentor.