What Is AVID?
The AVID Program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID focuses on providing access to four-year colleges for students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path, so that they achieve success in a rigorous curriculum. AVID schools support students through an academic elective class and supports educators through professional development and team planning.
For more information, visit AVID online at www.avid.org.
Requirements for AVID Students
Students enrolled in the AVID program at Doherty are required to enroll in:
- at least one Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) course
- AVID elective
Opportunities and Support for AVID Students
Doherty AVID students benefit from:
- learning organizational and study skills, and critical thinking from AVID trained teachers
- academic help from peers and tutors
- partipation in enrichment and motivational activities, which include guest speakers and field trips to college campuses