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The AVID Mission

The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least-served students who are in the middle:

  • Will succeed in rigorous curriculum
  • Will complete a college-preparatory path
  • Will enter mainstream activities for the school
  • Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • Will become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

What AVID is...

  • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
  • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.
  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
  • AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
  • AVID is implemented school-wide and district-wide.

Typical AVID Practices:

  • AVID Binders & Academic Updates
  • Cornell Notes
  • Tutorials
  • Higher Level Questioning Skills (Costa’s and Bloom’s)
  • College Readiness and SAT/ACT Testing Preparation

AVID Coordinator:      Barb Beyke

AVID Counselor:          Kristy Beck

AVID Administrator:   James Lockhart

AVID Teachers:           Laurette Brown – AVID II

                                    Anita Burdell – AVID I

                                    Alpha Dwyer – AVID II

                                    Suzanne Keel – AVID III & IV

                                    Andrea Norred – AVID III & IV

                                    Marni Riley – AVID I

To learn more about the AVID Program, visit the AVID national web site,

Applications to the program are accepted early in the spring semester for students rising to grades 9 – 11.  Students can not be added to AVID as a senior. 

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