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About Our AVID Program

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program that has partnered up with more than 7,000 school districts throughout the U.S. prepares students for college pathways. The AVID program is designed to assist students with the development of skills that are required to becoming a successful college student. The program focuses on and is geared toward teamwork, organization, critical thinking, reading skills, and on growing writing.

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Students are held accountable to the highest standards, and when they are provided academic and social support, they will rise to the challenge.

Mission Statement

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID Course Plan

9th & 10th Grades

This is an elective class for students who are college-bound. The curriculum focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading (WICR). The course involves both teacher and tutor-led curricular activities. The students learn strategies to enhance success such as: note-taking, outlining, writing, speaking, reading, test-taking strategies, and self-awareness are stressed. In addition, the course includes college motivational activities and intensive preparation for the following tests ACT, SAT I and SAT II.

11th & 12th Grades

This is a seminar course for juniors and seniors that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges by emphasizing analytical writing, preparation for college entrance, placement exams, college study skills, oral language development, note taking, and research. Students are expected to participate in, and eventually act as moderators for, Socratic Seminars. In addition, students are required to make oral presentations to the class on topics related to career searches, contemporary issues, and social concerns, while focusing on a culminating senior paper, portfolio, and/or project.