The goal of AVID is to make college accessible to every student.
What is AVID?
Advancement via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a college-readiness program that equips students with the necessary tools and skills needed to be successful in a four-year university program. AVID students are taught organizational strategies and study skills, use collaboration to solve problems and receive help with college admissions and prep tests. River’s AVID program creates a close-knit, supportive community that helps our students build a strong foundation for their future academic, professional and personal success.
River AVID program
AVID program, year-by-year:
- Collaboration and inquiry through Socratic seminars and tutorials
- Organization through frequent binder checks
- Writing through essays
- Cornell note-taking
AVID challenges students to perform at high levels, recognizing that college-readiness depends on providing the extra time they need to succeed. Students participate in college field trips, tutorials, team-building, guest speakers and community service projects such as bell ringing for the Salvation Army and service in the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students are prepared for and take the PSAT early in the AVID program, continue college exploration, start scholarship exploration and planning, focus on community service and give individualized college presentations.
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Our AVID program is districtwide.