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AVID Coordinator: Margaret Wilson

What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a research-proven, college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll and persist in four-year colleges or universities. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

What are AVID students required to do in their AVID elective and core classes?

  • Enroll and achieve in rigorous, college-preparatory classes and the AVID elective course
  • Maintain a one-notebook system which includes notes for all courses, assignment logs, and tutorial work
  • Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes
  • Participate in AVID tutorials, a group inquiry process to solve problems from students' core classes
  • Take the PSAT/SAT/ACT one or multiple times
  • Research and submit applications for college admission, scholarships, and financial assistance for college in high school
  • Participate in AVID events, field experiences, college tours, and community service projects; and
  • Graduate from high school on time and be prepared to enter a four-year college or university

(All Information above provided by VBCPS AVID Sharepoint)