AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program that equips students with the necessary tools and skills needed to enroll in a four-year college program.
AVID students are taught organizational strategies and study skills, use collaboration to solve problems and receive help with college admissions and preparatory tests. Our AVID program creates a close-knit, supportive community that helps our students build a strong foundation for their future academic, professional, and personal success.
- Students with Academic Potential
- Average to high test scores
- 2.0-3.5 GPA
- College potential with support
- Meets one or more of the following criteria
- First to attend college
- Historically under-served in four-year college
- Low income
- Special Circumstances
- “AVID Heart”
Timeline for AVID Selection
January/February: Grades, MSP, Attendance, Discipline, and MAPs test scores are mined for potential students.
February/March: Invitations are sent out to those potential candidates and we meet with them for an informational meeting, handing out applications for those interested.
March: Applications and recommendations come to the Site Team to be scored. Interviews are conducted. Acceptance letters go out.
May: Parent Night and Celebration
Typical AVID Student Schedule
Students take a regular schedule with three days a week spending a class period with AVID specific content and on Tuesday and Thursdays special tutoring sessions are held. Many students take Advanced Placement(AP) and/or Honors classes.
How are students selected for AVID?
Using the AVID criteria, your student's site team will recruit and go through the selection process in the spring. If you have additional questions regarding the selection process, please contact your school's AVID Contact below.
AVID Student Resources
Links and Resources
US News & World Report – ranking of top colleges
World University Rankings – Top 400
Online Campus Tours
Western Undergraduate Exchange – nearby schools that don’t charge out of state tuition
Comparison of cost/graduation rate of Washington colleges
Graph: Employment/Earnings by Educational Level
High School vs. College Degree