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A dvancement V ia I ndividual D etermination. AVID Mission. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially students in the middle with academic potential, capable of completing a college prep path will: Succeed in the most rigorous curriculum

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A dvancement v ia i ndividual d etermination

Advancement Via Individual Determination


Avid mission

AVID Mission

  • The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially students in the middle with academic potential, capable of completing a college prep path will:

    • Succeed in the most rigorous curriculum

    • Enter mainstream activities of the school

    • Increase their enrollment in four-year colleges and universities, and

    • Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.


Avid basic facts

AVID Basic Facts

  • AVID (L., avidus) eager for knowledge

  • College prep program

  • Underachieving, underserved students

  • Grades 6 - 12

  • Clairemont High School

  • Mary Catherine Swanson


Avid results

AVID Results

  • AVID has grown from a single classroom in one school to more than 1200 schools in 21 states and 14 foreign countries, enrolling more than 65,000 students.

  • Since 1990, more than 30,000 AVID students have graduated high school and gone on to a 4-year college or university.


Avid results1

AVID Results

  • 92% of all AVID students enroll in either 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities.

    • UCSD Independent Research, 1992


Avid results2

AVID Results

  • AVID students are staying in college once they enroll; 89% of those who start are in college two years later. This is an enrollment rate 75% higher than the national average and a retention rate 56% higher than the average.

    • Mehan et. al., University of CA, 1994


Avid results3

AVID Results

  • AVID sends one third more students to 4-year colleges than the local and national average.

    • Mehan et. al., University of CA


Avid components

AVID Components

  • Dedicated Students

  • Involved Parents

  • Trained Tutors

  • Teacher & Curriculum

  • AVID Site Team

  • Administrative Support


Why your student is being considered for avid

Why your student is being considered for AVID:

  • GPA between 2.0 and 3.5

  • SAT9 Scores

    • Reading & Math Percentile 45 – 85

    • Reading Stanine Score 4 – 6

    • Math Stanine Score 7 – 9

  • Teacher Recommendation

  • Will Benefit


Profile of an avid student

Profile of an AVID student:

  • Potential to attend and succeed in a 4-year university

  • Will benefit from support and guidance

  • Willing to work hard at home and at school

  • Willing to take rigorous courses

  • Motivated and disciplined


How to join avid

How to join AVID:

  • Potential students identified by Site Team.

  • Attend informational meeting.

  • Parent & students agree to apply.

  • Sign up for interview.

  • Interviews with Site Team members held at school.

  • A letter will be sent indicating acceptance into the program for next year.


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