What is AVID?

AVID is a program designed to help students in the middle prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college. AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic "survival skills" and college level entry skills. The AVID program teaches the student how to study, read for content, take notes, and manage time. Students participate in collaborative study groups or tutorials led by tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding.

What is the mission of AVID?

The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially middle-performing students, will:
  • succeed in the most rigorous curriculum;
  • enter the mainstream activities of the school;
  • increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.