Thomas Alva Edison Middle School

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About

What is AVID?

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping.  The three main components of the program are:

  • Academic Instruction
  • Tutorial Support
  • Motivational Activities

 

The Mission of AVID

AVID is designed to increase school wide learning and performance.   The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially students in the middle with academic potential capable of completing a college preparatory path:

  • Will succeed in rigorous curriculum
  • Will enter mainstream activities of the school
  • Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
  • Will become educated and responsible participants in a democratic society

 

AVID Student Profile

Students with Academic Potential

  • Average to high test scores
  • 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • College Potential with Support
  • Desire and Determination
 

Meets One or More of the Following Criteria

  • First to Attend College
  • Historically Underserved in 4-year Colleges
  • Low Income
  • Special Circumstances