What is AVID?
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an internationally recognized college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll and persist in four-year colleges and universities. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities.
The AVID elective course is aimed at students who are traditionally under-served in college, particularly those who would be first in their family to attend college; however, AVID is open to all students who wish to apply. AVID’s core curriculum teaches peer collaboration skills, questioning strategies, goal setting, motivation through guest speakers and field trips, organizational habits, and the Cornell note-taking method. Socratic based study groups are also an integral part of the learning process and to support students as they take on Pre-AP/AP level classes.
Who is eligible for AVID?
Students who meet one or more of the following criteria: *Average to high test scores *Cumulative GPA of 2.0-3.5 * Desire and determination *Good attendance and citizenship *First in family to attend college *From a historically under-served group not represented at four-year colleges *Special Circumstances.
Placement is done through an application process. Students accepted into the AVID program must have a strong desire to go to college and be willing to put in the time and effort to reach that goal.
AVID Parent Resources
Contact MHS AVID Coordinator