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AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they improve school/district-wide learning and performance. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  AVID accelerates student learning using research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change school-wide. The AVID elective is designed to increase overall academic performance, success in rigorous curriculum, and participation in activities at school.  AVID helps students become better educated, responsible citizens, and leaders in society. 

AVID Elective Students:

  • Receive focused instruction in writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading, speaking, note-taking, study skills and college/career/motivational activities.  

  • Participate in small group tutorial sessions facilitated by AVID-trained tutors twice a week during the AVID elective class.

  • Visit colleges and universities to learn about academic requirements, expectations, classes, programs and collegiate life.