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AVID IS........

a program designed to prepare students in the middle who have not previously succeeded in a college preparatory path for admission to four-year universities and colleges.

  • To provide academic instruction and other support to students and to prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities
  • To give students college level entry skills
  • To increase the "coping skills" of program participants
  • To motivate program students to seek a college education
  • To increase the participants' levels of career awareness


The AVID Student Profile

Students with Academic Potential
  • Average to High Test Scores
  • 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • College Potential with Support
  • Desire and Determination

Meets One or More of the Following Criteria
  • First to Attend College
  • Historically Underserved in 4-year Colleges
  • Low Income
  • Special Circumstances


Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and...

...have appropriate classroom behavior.

...have between a 2.0 and 3.0 grade point average.

...have a good attendance record.

...have good work habits.

...are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night.

...are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses.

How does the AVID program contribute to the success of the students?
  • Teaches study and organizational skills
  • Uses English as a writing tool for learning
  • Strengthens their writing skills
  • Gives tutorial help through college tutors
  • Teaches students to work collaboratively to be successful in the most rigorous courses
  • Takes students to visit colleges and universities
  • Assists students with the application process for four year colleges and universities
  • Helps students explore careers through guest speakers

  • Learning with college tutors
  • Writing for all classes
  • Developing success strategies
  • Applying for collegePreparing for a professional career
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakersParticipating in extracurricular and community activities

For Further Information Contact:

AVID Teachers
Mrs. Ruter, AVID elective teacher:
Mr. Daugherty, AVID principal: