Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

At its heart, AVID is a philosophy:
Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a school wide transformation effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. The AVID College Readiness System is the only elementary through higher education instructional system (K–16), which allows for regional alignment that strengthens student potential for completion. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the achievement, expectation, and opportunity gaps many students face, and it prepares all students for success in a global society.

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method and collaboration.
The three main components of the program are:
   - academic instruction
   - tutorial support
   - motivational activities 

Staff Contacts:
Bri Ellis - AVID Coordinator 
AVID I Teachers: Jen Hicks
More about Jen HERE 
AVID II Teachers: Joel Thurman & Rhonda Campbell
More about Joel HERE  ~  More about Rhonda HERE
AVID III Teacher: Ryan Evans
More about Ryan HERE 
AVID IV Teachers: Bri Ellis
More about Bri HERE
Assistant Principal:  Kim Silva
More about Mrs. Silva HERE