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

NEW AVID Applicants:

CURRENT AVID Applicants (currently enrolled in AVID):

  • Complete and submit the AVID Agreement/Application.
  • Complete and submit the AVID "Intent to Return".
  • Interview with a member of the AVID Site Team.  The interview will be completed at Freshmen Registration in the Spring (date to be determined).
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.