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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

The AVID College Readiness System, available for elementary, secondary, and higher education (K-16), is a schoolwide transformational effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction and culture, and is  designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school.  AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in a rigorous curriculum. 

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


What is AVID?

  • AVID is an academic elective class during the school day.
  • A schoolwide college readiness system
  • A structured approach to rigorous curriculum
  • Direct support structure for first-generation college students
  • Professional learning for educators


Who is an AVID Student?

AVID students are students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, including:

  • GPA (Ideally between 2.0-3.5)
  • Attendance (Good attendance is a must)
  • Desire and Determination
  • First in the Family to Attend College
  • Historically underserved in Four-Year Colleges
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Other Special Circumstances


The Application Process

AVID accepts new students every year. Applications are currently open for the 2023-2024 school year. 

2023-2024 BSD AVID Application


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