What is Avid?
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is about dreaming big and making those dreams a reality. AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in post-secondary institutions. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. AVID is a program for students who have college dreams but need support in getting there. A typical AVID student is B to C student who tends to perform well on tests and exams but has difficulty organizing themselves to get classroom assignments done on time.
Who is an AVID Student?
AVID students are students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, including: