Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) 

AVID is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. Students will refine short-term and long-term goals, and as a result, begin to understand the values in taking charge of their actions. They will expand their knowledge base of note-taking, in relation to studying and preparing for tests. Students will be exposed to different field trips, guest speakers and research, to increase their knowledge of college and career options

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The Typical AVID Student

AVID student criteria focuses on students in the academic middle (2.0-3.5 GPA) with academic potential who would benefit from AVID support to improve their academic record and begin college and career preparation. AVID program participants, both students and staff, must choose to participate. AVID students must be enrolled in a rigorous course of study that will enable them to meet requirements for university enrollment.

AVID Elective at RSM Intermediate School
  • Students earn grades of C- or better in all CORE academic classes.
  • Check grades online weekly and complete a plan to improve
  • Actively participate in AVID tutorials twice a week and all AVID activities
  • Participate in AVID field trips and activities
  • Are seen as role models and leaders in their classes
  • AVID is not an "at-risk" program
  • AVID is not for students who consistently receive grades of "D" or "F"
  • AVID is not for unmotivated students
  • AVID is not a remedial course
Contact Information

Please contact Karley Blake for an additional questions:
7th Grade Counselor
AVID Coordinator

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