is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of
students who enroll in four-year colleges. It has a proven track record
in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement
targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to
college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are
capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their
potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to
attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID
pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on
the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.
only are students enrolled in their school's toughest classes, but also
in the AVID elective. For one period a day, they learn organizational
and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing
questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and
participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college
seem attainable. Their self-images improve, and they become academically
successful leaders and role models for other students.
For more information about the AVID program, please visit the AVID website. If you wish to participate in AVID, please contact your guidance counselor.
Avid Coordinator: Mr. Tommy Alden