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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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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.