Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is, at heart, a program that equips ordinary students to accomplish extraordinary things. The mission of AVID is to ensure students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path, will:
• succeed in the most rigorous curriculum
• enter mainstream activities of the school
• increase their enrollment in four year colleges and
• become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
The AVID teachers work with students in developing their reading, writing, and inquiry skills while also teaching them about collaboration and personal accountability. College tutors also work with students twice a week in tutorial groups to support their learning of content material through the inquiry process. AVID students get no special breaks, only an opportunity to succeed. The AVID program requires hard work and perseverance. It requires a commitment by students for all four years of high school.