Advancement Via Individual Determination

The mission of AVID is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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:

  • Columbia River High School

  • Discovery Middle School

  • Fort Vancouver High School

  • Gaiser Middle School

  • Hudson’s Bay High School

  • Jason Lee Middle School

  • Heights Campus

  • McLoughlin Middle School

  • Skyview High School

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School


Lindsey Garcia360-313-1030
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