AVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to assist all students. especially the least served students..to succeed in a rigorous curriculum and to enroll in a four-year university. AVID wants to promote these goals for all students, now and in the future.
AVID is a fifth through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic middle, as evaluated through standardized tests scores, for four-year college eligibility. These students are either low-income, first generation college attendees, university underrepresented minorities, or have other personal challenges and are falling short of their potential. The core component is the AVID elective which supports students as they tackle the most rigorous classes. AVID’s teaching strategies, curriculum, and training are used not only in the AVID elective class, but by subject-area teachers schoolwide.
- To provide students with academic instruction and other support in preparation for eligibility to enter a four year college or university.
- To improve students’ study skills and organizational skills
- To guide students in completing the “A-G” University of California and California State University requirements.
- To motivate students to seek a college education and increase students’ levels of career awareness
Who may apply?
The AVID Program is for students who have typically been underrepresented at public universities or who face substantial barriers to qualify for university admittance.
These students must:
- Want to go to college
- Have good work habits
- Have satisfactory school citizenship
- Be willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework/study each night
- Attend summer school or community college classes
- Intensive writing development
- Classroom tutorials with AVID trained college students and
- Field trips to colleges, museums, cultural events
- College application counseling
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Counseling
- College Testing Preparation