AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

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

AVID is a program that began in 1980 to support students in learning how to academically perform at their best, participate in challenging curriculum, and prepare for entrance into a four year college or university upon graduation. AVID is growing every year! Today, AVID impacts more than 1.2 million students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories. AVID students must have the desire and determination to do what it takes to accomplish their goals and make dreams of success a reality. It is a rigorous elective students commit to for one year in the middle school and requires support from parents, teachers, and the student to be successful.

Middle School Goals

  • Utilize basic organizational skills

  • Maintain good test scores & GPA

  • Learn self-advocacy skills

  • Employ academic interventions

  • Develop speaking skills

  • Research colleges & careers

  • Explore self-awareness

  • Participate in challenging classes


Additional questions? Email Evan Snyder, Clay's AVID Coordinator.