Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) K-12

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Advancement Via Individual Determination is an internationally-recognized system that helps students achieve their college dreams.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a a four-year, academic elective program designed to prepare all students, especially those traditionally underrepresented, for college and careers.  AVID students are encouraged to seek their highest academic potential by setting challenging goals.  AVID students  develop critical thinking habits through the tutorial process.  Beyond the classroom, the students embark on motivational college field trips to expand their awareness of post-secondary options.  As the students reach the college admissions process, they receive assistance in preparing for standardized testing, personal essay writing, college applications, and scholarship opportunities.