AVHS AVID Program Information

AVID Quick Facts

What AVID is…
AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 9-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.

AVID students make numerous campus visits to both private and public colleges

AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.

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


  • Over 79% of AVID graduates were in the AVID program for a minimum of 4 years.
  • One hundred percent of AVID students have graduated on time.
  • Average GPA: 3.1
  • Race/Ethnicity: 40% Black/African American
    • 29% Latino/Hispanic
    • 20% White
    • 10% Asian/Pacific Islander
    • 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Fifty percent of AVID students are on free or reduced lunch status.
  • One hundred percent of students in the AVID program have applied to either a 4 or 2-year institution during their senior year. AVID seniors of 2018-19 are required to apply to 6 schools.
  • After high school, 72% continued on to a 4-year university, 17% attended a 2-year community/tech college, 3% went into the military, and 8% started working.
  • This year our AVID seniors applied to over 100 colleges across the country.
  • There are four AVID Elective Teachers, one AVID Counselor/Coordinator and four adult tutors that support the program.
  • We have an AVID Site Council that meets monthly. 
  • We currently have 160 students 9th-12th grade in AVID.