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What is AVID?

What is AVID?

AVID is offered as an elective course that, like any other class, meets regularly. Each week, students receive two hours of instruction, two hours in tutor led study groups, and one hour in motivational activities and academic survival skills, including critical reading and writing skills. AVID students are encouraged to take prep courses (in middle school) and move into honors/advanced placement courses and/or International Baccalaureate. AVID seniors may receive University of California a-g elective credit upon completion of the AVID Seminar class. Learn more (PDF)

AVID Center Mission

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

AVID Student Profile

The AVID student is a student with academic potential:

  • Average-to-high test scores
  • 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • College potential with support
  • Desire and determination

The AVID student meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • First in family to attend college
  • Historically least served in four-year colleges (e.g., underrepresented as a racial or ethnic group)
  • Low income
  • Special circumstances (e.g., foster youth)