Advancement Via Individual Determination

  • AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is an elective class students can take to learn more about college and get support for their classes. We also go on field trips to colleges! A four-year AVID student will have been to six different colleges!

    AVID students take advanced classes and are active in the North Side community through extracurricular activities and community service. AVID students are committed to being college and career ready, and 90% of our AVID seniors are regularly accepted into four-year colleges.

    Most importantly, in AVID, we grow together by encouraging each other as a team.

    AVID started the North Side Care Closet for students at North Side who need clothes and other items. AVID is more than a program; it’s a philosophy. It’s a family!

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  • Advancement Via Individual Determination 

    Twenty-nine secondary campuses are AVID sites. The mission of AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is to ensure that all students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle will: succeed in rigorous curriculum, complete a rigorous college preparatory path, enter mainstream activities of the school, and become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society. AVID elective teachers support these students in socializing intelligence as they focus on academic rigor using WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) study skills, learning goal setting, organization, and time-management.  Students succeed in Pre-AP and AP courses and apply for and enroll in 4-year colleges.

    AVID Student Recruitment 

    AVID student selection focuses on students in the middle with the desire and determination to prepare for success in a 4-year college or university. Students are to meet one or more of the following criteria: first in family to attend college, historically underserved in 4-year colleges, low income or special circumstances. AVID program participants, both students and staff, choose to participate.