About Avid
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college-readiness system that prepares students in kindergarten through 12th grade for college eligibility and success. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1.2 million students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.  AVID is for all students but targets those who are in the academic middle. It supports students and educators as they increase school-wide/district-wide learning and performance.

AVID is not just another program. At its heart, AVID is a philosophy...

Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.
Avid's Mission
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. With AVID, students are able to:

Succeed in rigorous curriculum
Complete a rigorous college preparatory path
Enroll in college
Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in their communities and our society
What Avid Is
AVID is designed for middle- to upper middle- academic students. These students have the potential for honors level and Advanced Placement (AP) course work, but may need to develop the skills needed to be successful in those rigorous courses
AVID combines rigor with support that includes the student's individual determination and the support of teachers, administrators, fellow AVID students, their families, and AVID tutors
Students must maintain 2.0 or higher grade-point average (GPA) throughout the school year
What Avid Is not
AVID is not a program for students at risk of not graduating
AVID is not for students who don't do any of their homework
AVID is not for the consistently D or F student
AVID is not for unmotivated students who do not have the individual determination needed for success
Avid Acceptance requirements
Must maintain an average to above average GPA
Must be a hard worker, have a positive attitude and the desire to work collaboratively with others
Must be willing to complete four-year university requirements prior to graduation
Must take at least one AP course while in AVID
Other Cool Things About Avid
Mr. Phillips is AMAZING
AVID students go on super fun field trips to nearby college campuses (We've been to UofA, NAU and we were forced to visit ASU)
In the AVID elective, we learn hard work, teamwork and having growth mindset
We also have AMAZING college tutors who come hang out with us each week to help us be successful in our core classes