AVID 101 (Introduction)
AVID is a
fourth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic
middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record
in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement
gap. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
What AVID is...
AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.
levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other
students without a college-going tradition in their families.
AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
AVID is implemented schoolwide and districtwide.
What AVID isn't...
AVID isn't a remedial program.
AVID isn't a free ride.
AVID isn't a niche program.
AVID isn't a college outreach program.
Madrid AVID Program
AVID program is designed to meet the needs of students who are
academically “in the middle”, having a 2.0 to 3.5 GPA, and are typically
underrepresented in higher education. AVID prepares students to enter a
4-year university upon graduation from high school by enrolling them in
rigorous coursework while providing the support necessary to achieve
academic success. Serving roughly 10% of the Kranz population, AVID
teaches skills and strategies that assist students in becoming confident
and independent learners, as well as critical thinkers.
students receive weekly instruction in reading, writing and study
skills, as well as organization and time management. Additionally, they
take part in small group tutorials, which allow them to work
collaboratively to solve problems and further their higher-order
thinking. Monthly guest speakers give students insight into a variety of
professions they may enter as adults, including medicine, law,
education, law enforcement, and business. Quarterly field trips serve to
expose them to university life, while expanding their world-view. Most
importantly, AVID students are provided an environment in which they
receive continuous support from both teachers and peers.