Making a Difference


What is AVID?

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
        AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is an academic support system that accelerates student learning and prepares students for success in four-year universities.
        AVID places academically average students in advanced classes to ensure that they are achieving at the highest level of academic success possible.
        AVID focuses on the most rigorous possible curriculum and aligns with the Common Core Standards.
        AVID offers tutoring, college and career exploration, mentoring and opportunities for leadership development.
AVID is for students who are serious about succeeding in school and who want to make a productive contribution to society. 
For the 2018-19 school year, there are roughly 250 students enrolled in the district's AVID program. There are more than 180 AVID students (Grades 9-12) in Edison High School, and approximately 70 AVID students (Grade 8) between Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Herbert Hoover Middle School. All 3 of our AVID schools are "Highly Certified", a distinction that is awarded annually to schools that meet AVID's more stringent requirements.

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