AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

JMS AVID Visting FAUWhat is AVID?

AVID is a program designed to help students in the academic middle prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college. AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills” and college level entry skills.
The AVID program teaches the student how to study, read for content, take notes, and manage time. Students participate in tutorials led by tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding.


AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 5-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success. 

AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.

AVID includes tutors from the local community who are an integral part of the program as they facilitate tutorial sessions and are role models for students. 

To learn more about AVID, visit www.avid.org 
or https://www.youtube.com/user/AVIDaboutAVID
For more information about our AVID program, contact:
Jennifer Vanderwalker
AVID Coordinator
[email protected]

Follow us on Twitter: @JMSAVID

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