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.
Quick Facts
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.
AVID 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

 The 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.

AVID 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.

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