AVID is an elective class that helps students prepare for college, and meet the early requirements for a 4-year university. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a “self-sufficient” program that requires students that strive to get good grades, have excellent citizenship, etc. It is an elective that helps “B” and “C” students to reach their true potential with additional support.
Completing the requirements results in about a 75% higher advantage than the overall student population in getting into college. Students have to be willing to do two hours or more homework a night, commit to doing service hours and/or leadership before and after school and need to be willing to raise funds for field trips as well.
Some of AVID’s activities help students learn to be motivated, enhance their reading and critical thinking skills, improve note taking and test-taking skills.
AVID is an elective that students need to apply for. The Stacey website has the link for the application.