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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a sixth grade through high school program to prepare students in the academic middle with potential for success in the rigorous secondary curriculum for four-year college eligibility.

AVID is a college preparatory program that helps students be successful in high school so they can go to college and be successful.  There is a focus on academic preparedness and students learning to persevere.  Each AVID class becomes like a family, as they stay together the entire four years they are at TVHS.

The focus of AVID is to…

AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The focus of AVID is to ensure that all students and most especially the least served students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path, will succeed in rigorous curriculum, will enter mainstream activities of the school, will increase their enrollment in four-year universities and colleges, and will become educated and responsible participants in a democratic society.

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective program based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities. The goal of AVID is to educate the "whole student." This is achieved by unifying six important elements of education: students, curriculum, faculty, tutors, parents, and community.

AVID Placement: How do I get in?

AVID placement is done through an application and interview process. If you are interested in applying to AVID, please print and complete the application linked above and return it to your counselor.


AVID Coordinator

Heidi Dunn