What Is AVID?

AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. The formula is simple --- raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. In the accelerated elective class, participating students receive instruction through a rigorous curriculum and structured tutorials. AVID elective teachers support and counsel students by providing academic training, managing their tutorials, working with faculty and parents, and helping students develop long-range academic, personal, and college plans.

Course Overview

Grades: 9–12

Length: 4 years


Middle School AVID and/or interview-application process. Requires enrollment in rigorous college preparatory courses (Honors/Pre-AP/AP)

Course Philosophy

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is offered as an elective course that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges. There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test taking, note taking, and research.

2017-2018 AVID Brochure

AVID Application Process

AVID Application process:

  • Complete and submit the ELCHS AVID Application 2018-19 .
  • Interview with a member of the AVID Site Team. Interviews will be completed at the ELCHS Freshmen Registration in the Spring (date to be announced).

NOTE: All AVID students will be required to enroll in Honors, AICE, AP, or Dual Enrollment; therefore, all AVID students must have the eligibility to enroll in rigorous coursework.

**Students accepted into AVID will be scheduled into the AVID Elective.  You will be notified by mail one week before school begins in the Fall.