The AVID elective class is a college preparatory elective class available for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. AVID stands for Achievement Via Individual Determination. The AVID class helps to prepare students to be successful in school and later, college. Students learn organizational and note-taking skills as well as take on leadership roles. Additionally, students learn to work in collaborative groups and to take personal responsibility for their own learning in school. AVID students visit the high school campuses as well some colleges in the area.