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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a nationally recognized college readiness program. AVID students succeed. They graduate and attend college at high rates than their peers, but more importantly, they think critically, collaborate and have high expectations. AVID...

  • Strengthens academic skills while challenging students to excel.
  • Builds community and relationships creating a positive, supportive peer group.
  • Students are guided and mentored by their AVID teacher and the AVID tutors.
  • provides coursework that emphasizes writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. 

AVID Mission Statement

AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. AVID has always believed in the importance of setting all students up for every aspect of future success.

For many students, that path includes a traditional college route; however, in many other instances, students choose other routes such as trade school, certification, military, or directly entering the workforce.

Regardless of a student’s ultimate path to a career, AVID can support the development of rigorous academic preparedness, student agency, and opportunity knowledge.

A student will be better prepared for college and career, which is core to the mission at AVID. 

Southwest AVID site

Southwest AVID Application

AVID Honors Celebration

AVID Students and teacher

AVID teachers coordinated a celebration of students who achieved honors in quarter 1. Students enjoyed breakfast and games with peers.

AVID 12th Grade