AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination
AVID is an academic, elective program designed to provide support to students who are in the “academic middle." AVID prepares students to enter and be successful in college through career and college exploration.
During each AVID class, students receive instruction in:
- reading/writing across the curriculum
- note and test-taking strategies
- study skills
- organization and
- time management
The AVID elective is currently being offered to students in grades 6 through 12. AVID students apply to be in the program and interview with teachers before being accepted into the program.
AVID students want to work hard to become more successful, committing themselves to a variety of obligations-including good attendance, appropriate behavior, and on average, 1-2 hours of homework per night.
For more information, please visit AVID.org.
Senior Director, Teaching & Learning
Email Mr. Ivory
AVID Department Chair
Email Mrs. Ruffin-Burris
302-631-5600, ext. 403
The Ideal Christina School District AVID Elective Student
AVID is an elective college-preparatory program that prepares students to attend a four-year college upon high school graduation.
Student Overall Goals
AVID Outside the Classroom
Students in AVID benefit from experiences that are not limited to the classroom setting. These experiences provide the students with opportunities to build leadership skills and to work together with their peers to develop skills for successful collaboration with their peers and others.