What is AVID:
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID at AHS:
The AVID program came to AHS in 2009. We have almost 300 students involved in our program. There are 5 AVID elective teachers - Paul Williams and Melanie Patterson - freshmen (AVID I); Andrea Scott-sophomores(AVID II); Kim Spencer - juniors (AVID III); and Karen Will - AVID Coordinator, Seniors (AVID IV)
please contact Karen Will, AVID Coordinator