AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

  • AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

    AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple: raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.

    Today, AVID has been adopted by nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries/territories, and serves approximately 400,000 students, grades 4-12. Schools and districts have taken methodologies and strategies from the elective course and implemented them schoolwide and districtwide to impact their entire communities and create articulated programs for college success.

    Criteria for Entry:
    - 2.0 - 3.5 GPA

    - Teacher Recommendation
    - Strong Attendance
    - Motivation and determination to improve grades
    - Self discipline to complete all work
    - Sincere desire to attend college

    Questions to Ask Yourself:
    - Am I determined to go to college?

    - Am I willing to sacrifice my free time to study and learn?
    - Am I willing to take notes in every class every day?
    - Am I willing to maintain a binder with all school work?
    - Am I willing to challenge myself by taking advanced placement and honors classes?
    - Am I a future first generation college student?

    What AVID is not:
    - A guarantee for success.

    - An easy "A."
    - A remedial program.
    - An at risk program.

AVID Extension

  • Avid Ext 9

    • AVID Extension 9 is about becoming open-minded inquirers. As Freshmen, students in this course will gain the tools they need to be successful in high school. AVID Extension 9 focuses on organization, time management, Cornell note taking strategies, and collaboration skills. Students learn to advocate for themselves and assist their peers to cultivate a learning environment that promotes respect, commitment, and enthusiasm.

    Avid Ext 10

    • AVID extension 10 is about students furthering their academic skills and becoming more focused, independent and organized scholars. AVID is about creating and honing the skills necessary to be successful in high school and beyond. AVID students not only learn self-advocacy, but diligently practice organization, Cornell note-taking, tutorial presentation and collaboration in an environment that fosters respect for self and others and open-minded inquiry.

    Avid Ext 12

    • AVID extension 12 is for high school seniors. AVID 12 focuses on the same principles as previous AVID courses that includes time management, organization, note-taking and collaboration. It also emphasizes college and career readiness through understanding of college application procedures, scholarships, FAFSA, resume and interview skills that the scholars will need as their high school career comes to an end.

AVID Opportunity

  • The AVID Opportunity course at HHS is an AVID elective class for CLDE students grades 9th-12th. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. AVID elective classes at HHS teach students the skills and behaviors for academic success; provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships; creates a positive peer group for students, and develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination. The AVID Opportunity elective class provides additional language supports and scaffolds for Non-English Proficient students.