The AVID Program

The AVID Program

Teacher and Coordinator: Margarita Mendez 

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is designed for students who are not performing up to their academic potential. Students will work on enhancing their study skills with the goal of successfully participating in college preparatory classes and eventually attending a four-year university.

Students will learn how to advocate for themselves in academic and non-academic situations, which will help them begin to gain access to the same educational opportunities, that already successful students receive. Students will be able to obtain

  • direct assignment assistance 
  • study skills 
  • curricular enrichment and
  • personal empowerment to feel validated and recognized in the school setting.

Students are recommended for placement in AVID based on specific criteria. Final placement is a decision by the parents, the teacher, and the student. This course is not listed in the elective section, and cannot be signed up for by using the elective sign-up sheet.