What AVID is:
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for students in elementary school through secondary education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, employs research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. AVID now impacts more than 700,000 students in more than 4,800 schools and 41 post-secondary institutions in 45 states, the District of Columbia and across 16 other countries/territories. The AVID College Readiness System spans elementary elementary, middle, and higher education.
For one class period a day, AVID students learn organization and study skills, develop critical thinking habits, group skills, and focus on activities that center on college and higher education. College tutors are an important part of the AVID classroom as they provide help to all students in their rigorous course work. AVID is targeted at students who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.Hamilton AVID Program Highlights:
- 6 years of graduates: 200 graduates and $10,000,000 in scholarships, with the top earner receiving $890,000
- Noted schools admittance: Notre Dame,The Naval Academy, Oregon State, Arizona State, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona Some majors: Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Law, Political Science, Physical Therapy, Education, Global Studies, and Nursing
- AVID students have taken a combined of 16 different AP subject tests.The top AVID student entered college with 64 college credits – entering as a junior