AVID stands for "advancement via individual determination". Basically, students succeed because they know they can and are committed to doing so.
Students in AVID are college-bound and are the first person in their family to go to college. The strategies learned in AVID take the work ethic, study habits, and organizational skills students already have and refines them for absolute success in all areas of a student's life.
In AVID, students: -learn how to -take Cornell notes for all classes -SLANT in class for the most success -introduce themselves in a professional and scholarly way to teachers and other staff members on campus -read deeply to understand texts on many levels -students read, reread, and reread again to fully understand -discover new vocabulary by -identifying words they don't know -defining them -and playing study games -develop their writing by -writing, revising, and critiquing -solve real issues they're having in their current classes -through weekly Tutorials -student-led discussions and question-and-answer sessions -tour California colleges -to see what the experience is all about -to put a real end point on their college aspirations -create a family community within the classroom -Fun Fridays -teambuilding games aimed at fun and creating the AVID "family" -Tutorials -students work together to help each other succeed -Groupwork -students who think together think much more deeply