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What is AVID?
  • AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • A direct support structure for students' academic and career success.
  • A structured, college prepartory system working directly with schools and districts.
  • A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states and 15 countries.
  • AVID strategies support the curriculum.
The Mission of AVID:
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
2021 - 2022 AVID Elective Class will begin at Columbus Junior High School for 6th - 8th grade
2022 - 2023 AVID Elective Class will be offered to students in 9th grade at CHS
Meeting the Challenge:
To help all students do rigorous work and meet or exceed high standards in each content area, we must help students:
  • Develop as readers and writers
  • Develop deep content knowledge.
  • Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking, and talking.
  • Develop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills.
Why AVID Works:
  • Places AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieve
  • Provides the explicit "hidden curriculum" of schools
  • Provides a team of students for positive peer identification
  • Redefines teacher's role as that of student advocate