AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination

The goal of AVID is to make college accessible to every student.

AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college and careers, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to elementary and secondary educational institutions, as well as to higher education. The AVID system provides training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus in Schoolwide AVID.

Rigorous academic instruction
Motivational mentorship and college-going culture
Collaborative tutorial group support
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What is AVID Secondary?

The goal of AVID is for students to challenge themselves with rigorous curriculum, join school activities and achieve the goal of going to college. The potential AVID student will attend school regularly, be prepared for class, be self-motivated and be willing to work hard. Students learn to research, take notes and work in groups.

A unique aspect of AVID is the tutorial. Tutors work in AVID classes twice per week to help students in study groups and individually in all academic areas to ensure their progress.

Avid Secondary is offered at:

  • Alki Middle School

  • Columbia River High School

  • Discovery Middle School

  • Fort Vancouver High School

  • Gaiser Middle School

  • Hudson’s Bay High School

  • Jason Lee Middle School

  • Lieser Campus

  • McLoughlin Middle School

  • Skyview High School

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School

  • Vancouver Flex Academy

What is AVID Elementary?

AVID Elementary is based on the same learning foundation that underlies the AVID elective. However, whereas the AVID Secondary site is a combined effort of a dedicated elective class and core content-area classes to create a schoolwide impact in middle and high school, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact schoolwide structures. It is not intended to be taught in isolation or within an elective setting.

AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID Center’s mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and success in a global society.

Avid Elementary is offered at:

  • Anderson Elementary

  • Franklin Elementary

  • Fruit Valley Community Learning Center

  • Harney Elementary

  • Hough Elementary

  • King Elementary

  • Lincoln Elementary

  • Marshall Elementary

  • Ogden Elementary

  • Roosevelt Elementary

  • Washington Elementary

  • Walnut Grove Elementary

Contact

Lindsey Garcia360-313-1020
AVID lead

“Over the past five years, I’ve become more involved with my education.”

Alycia Evans

“AVID has shown me the difference between a good student and a great student. … AVID has shown me that I can be a great student.”

Mihayla Smith

“In fifth grade, I realized I could go to college and began to pursue this dream.”

Betsabe Felix