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Advancement Via Individual Determination

What is AVID?

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled, elective program based on WICOR. WICOR stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading. AVID uses writing as a tool for learning, inquiry and collaboration as methods for gathering information, and reading to gain a deeper understanding of informational materials. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities. 


AVID Students

  • will succeed in rigorous curriculum,
  • will complete a rigorous preparatory path,
  • will enter mainstream activities of the school,
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

AVID's systematic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase schoolwide/districtwide learning and performance.


AVID Track

AVID is a study skills class designed to assist students who are most underrepresented in the UC system toward college acceptance. Students applying for AVID have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.5.


Visit www.avid.org for more information.