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AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination
adj. - avidus; eager for knowledge

AVID is a school wide instructional system for students in 9th-12th grade. The AVID College Readiness System is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in higher education. The schoolwide system creates or enhances a college-going culture at the school to meet the needs of all students. The formula is simple and has worked for more than 30 years. "Raise expectations of students and with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge."


What AVID does:

Teaches motivated kids how to achieve academic and personal goals through reading, writing, inquiry, collaboration and organization. We also go on field trips and have guest speakers to enhance the learning process.

AVID’s Mission: 

AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap for preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. 


In an effort to close the achievement gap, placing the right kids in the right elective is imperative. AVID is for motivated individuals who are seemingly “stuck” in the middle and can’t seem to get out. Here are some possible reasons kids are stuck in the middle:

  • SED

  • 1st generation (college graduation)

  • Underrepresented

  • Family issues: divorce, single family, moved

  • 504/IEP

  • Other


In addition:
There should not be behavior or discipline issues. Students can earn anywhere from Cs-As. Students who take AVID may not know how to work within the academic system due to organizational issues. AVID helps students navigate both academic and professional skills. Despite any issue they may be dealing with, they must be motivated!

Benefits of AVID:

  • Small class size

  • Individual and group tutoring and instruction weekly

  • Hands on learning

  • Organizational help

  • Research skills

  • College visitation

  • Community service

  • Networking skills
    *Students who do not fulfill the AVID requirements may be reassigned to a different elective class


Brooke Haglund, Coordinator and Elective Teacher

[email protected]

Ruth Anderson, Elective Teacher

[email protected]

Kathy Brandes, Elective Teacher

[email protected] 

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