Excellence in Academics and Leadership
The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID is a 10th through 12th grade, internationally certified, program that prepares students for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record of bringing out the best in students and in closing the achievement gap. Aligned with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, students are prepared to be successful in school and to be active, lifelong learners. The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students will succeed in a rigorous curriculum, complete a college preparatory path, participate in extracurricular activities of the school, increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society. AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase school wide/ district wide learning and performance. Students may be enrolled in regular, honors, IB Diploma and Advanced Placement classes, as well as the AVID elective. The elective meets daily; students will learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking, ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable. With improved confidence, AVID students will become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.
The AVID Elective Class:
The AVID Elective is the core of AVID Secondary. It targets students in the academic middle with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. AVID students will:
We encourage all students to thoroughly research the best program for their academic needs. To qualify for the program, students should meet the following criteria:
Email Juan Salinas (Jgsalinas@cps.edu) if you have any questions