AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. Developed in 1980, AVID has a proven track record for challenging students in the “academic middle” and providing them with support to reach their college goals. Students “in the middle” are typically hard workers who have the desire to go to college and are capable of completing rigorous classes but are falling short of their potential. Students must apply and become accepted into AVID. Each AVID campus has an application and interview process.
The AVID elective class, an important element of the AVID system, is a requirement for every AVID student. Students in AVID take some of the school’s most difficult classes, including Pre-Advanced Placement, dual credit, and Advanced Placement. During the AVID elective, students learn study skills, organization, note taking and critical thinking skills, such as how to develop and ask probing questions. Students collaborate to help each other understand difficult school work. College students, who are role models, facilitate tutoring sessions at least twice weekly during the AVID elective. Tutors receive formal training in the AVID system.
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AVID tutors facilitate student success in academics and college readiness. If you are interested in becoming an AVID tutor, please complete the job application and submit to one of the AVID Site Coordinators. Preferred applicants will demonstrate strength in the areas of math, science, and/or English; Pre-AP or AP course experience is recommended.
For more information about AVID, contact the AVID District Director or the Campus Site Coordinator.
Campus Site Coordinators