What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college-readiness program that promotes a college-going culture. With appropriate postsecondary prepation and a focus on soft skills that businesses and our world needs, AVID students are ready to shape their path and change our world. AVID is in more than 4,500 schools across the United States. Check out this video about AVID.
To learn more about the philosophy and apprach behind AVID check out the AVID Website. Additionally, if you would like to learn more about the 7th and 8th grade program at Evergreen please contact you school counselor. There is typically an application and interview process which occurs during the Spring for placement in the program the following year.
Who is an AVID student?
An AVID student is a student who has a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are in the academic middle but are capable of completing rigorous curriculum. They most likely are the first in their family to attend college and may come from lower income or minority families. Some students have special circumstances impacting their success and receive support from the AVID program to get on track.
What do AVID students learn?
An AVID student at Evergreen takes an AVID class as an elective. Students will learn:
- time management skills
- study skills
- how to take focused notes
- communication and collaboration
- high school planning
- college and career exploration and planning
- confidence and wats to overcome challenges
- how to have fun learning
What are AVID expectations?
The goal of an AVID student is to
- Enroll in college-prep courses throughout high school
- Be successful in college-prepatory courses