How to Identify Potential AVID Students
Advancement Via Individual Determination
What AVID is
AVID is a program for “middle to upper middle” academic students. These students have the potential for honors and AP® work in high school but need academic and emotional support paired with the rigor.
AVID combines rigor with support that includes the student’s own individual determination and the support of teachers, other AVID students and their families, the AVID teacher, and university tutors.
Students must maintain 2.0 or higher GPA throughout the school year.
Focus For Acceptance Into AVID
- GPA of 2.0 to 3.5.
- Come from an “underrepresented” group.
- Able to complete four-year university requirements prior to graduation.
- Hard worker, have a positive attitude, and be collaborative in nature.
- Need support in rigorous courses (HN, AP, Dual-enrollment)
What AVID is NOT
- AVID is not an “at-risk” program. It is a program designed to support students who would otherwise not attend a four-year university.
- AVID is not for students who don’t do any of their homework.
- AVID is not for the consistently “D” or “F” student.
- AVID is not a program for unmotivated students. They must have Individual Determination.
Statistically and Historically Underrepresented….
It is much more challenging for student who meet one or more of the following criteria to gain acceptance in to a four-year university as a freshman:
- Students who come from a low-income family.
- Students who come from a single parent family.
- Students whose parents did not graduate from college.
- Students who are “underrepresented” racially, culturally or economically in colleges and universities.
- African American
- Low socioeconomic class