Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program offered at all district high schools that is designed to help give students the study and learning skills they need to tackle more advanced classes. AVID also helps prepare students for success in four-year colleges and universities. Students must be recommended by staff for consideration to apply to the program, and students will be interviewed by AVID teachers as part of the application process. Not all applicants are accepted into the program.
Students in the program are taught instructional strategies, test-and note-taking skills, time management strategies and other research-based approaches that help students learn and understand information. Students who are invited to be a part of AVID as freshmen continue with the same students and teachers through their senior year, meeting every day, building community along the way.