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AVID enrolls its students in rigorous classes such as honors and Advanced Placement, and provides support through an academic elective class taught within the school day by trained AVID teachers.

AVID academic support includes:
  • Writing, reading and inquiry-based curriculum that helps students understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative and personally or emotionally challenging.
  • Individual and collaborative instruction.
  • PSAT/SAT preparation.
  • College planning and preparation.
  • Inquiry-based tutorials
  • Study skills: organization, time management, test taking, note-taking and vocabulary building.
  • Close monitoring of students' academic progress in all classes.

AVID social support includes:
  • Peer groups motivated toward high academic success.
  • AVID teachers who consistently communicate high expectations for all students, advocate for them, and communicate with school staff and parents in their behalf.
  • Attention to students' personal, social and emotional needs.
  • AVID Site Teams that support AVID students and promote the program school wide.
  • Study trips, guest speakers, family workshops and motivational activities