Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a program designed for students with recognized academic potential, an individual determination to succeed, and a desire to take challenging courses that lead to four-year college enrollment.

AVID students are learners who

  • have a goal of attending a four-year college
  • are motivated and determined to succeed in school
  • GPA of 2.0-3.5 in regular, on-level classes
  • have average or above average standardized test scores in language arts and math (somewhat lower in English for emerging ESOL students)

The mission of AVID is to ensure that students in the "middle" who have the potential to be successful in a college preparatory path will:

  • Succeed in a rigorous course of study
  • Enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Enter mainstream activities of the school
  • Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society