Advancement Via Individual Determination

    AVID's Mission: To close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society

    What AVID is..

    • a nationally recognized and rigorous in-school elective class that prepares students for success in college and career
    • targets students with an inner drive to succeed, placing them in one or more advanced courses
    • a college preparedness system that implements WICOR strategies school-wide and district-wide
    • teaches organizational and study skills, providing support in content area classes through the Tutorial process
    • encourages participation in motivational activities to help students realize their academic and personal life goals
    • provides opportunities to hear guest speakers, visit universities, participate in service work

    What AVID isn't...

    • a remedial or "at-risk" program
    • a college outreach program
    • study hall


    -character development
    -writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading (WICOR)
    -college readiness skills

    Students who are interested must fill out an application and participate in an interview to be considered for the elective class.

    If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

    Megan Jackson, Co-Coordinator: mjackson1@pps.net

    Jamie Suehiro, Co-Coordinator : jsuehiro@pps.net





    AVID 2018 Application



    Important AVID Dates

    AVID Q&A with current AVID students: December 5 and 6 during lunch in Room 145

    Application deadline: Submit applications to Ms. Jackson in Room 134 by January 3

    AVID Interviews: January 9 and 10

    What happens in AVID?

    • AVID is a college readiness system that helps you prepare and get the support and study skills needed to be successful in the most rigorous classes in HS and college
    • Encourages you to explore and learn about yourself and what you want to pursue after HS
    • Gives you experiences that help you know which universities you want to apply to
    • Helps and supports you through the university application and scholarship process