What is AVID?
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an internationally
recognized program designed to prepare students for success in colleges
and universities. AVID students enroll in college preparatory classes
and in an AVID elective class.
The AVID curriculum focuses on developing the study skills and
academic skills necessary for success in high school and beyond. The
Harbor High School AVID program offers college preparatory activities,
skill development, career building, personal mentoring, and group
|Who Can Be In AVID?
Students who are in AVID:
How Do I Enroll in AVID?
- want to be in the program
- have the potential and the desire to go to college
- are serious about succeeding in school
- possess individual determination and a sense of responsibility
- have a 2.0-3.5 GPA
- have good attendance
- have a good behavior record
- have average to high standardized test scores
Talk to your counselor.
What Will I Do in an AVID Class
- Skill Development:
You will practice skills such as note taking, organization, time
management, and test-taking. You will also improve academic skills in
the following areas: reading, writing, public speaking, and critical
- College Preparatory Activities:
You will learn about a variety of colleges and universities through
guest speakers, field trips, and research. You will also learn about
the requirements for getting into specific colleges and universities.
- Personal Mentoring:
Your AVID teacher will monitor your progress and help you set future
goals at individual conferences. Your AVID teacher will also
communicate with your other teachers and act as an advocate on your
- Tutoring: Twice
weekly, you will work in tutorial groups with a college or
student-trained tutor to go over difficult material and study for
- Career Building: You
will explore career options through research to determine what
education level is required for specific careers. Regular guest
speakers will share their professional experiences and careers with the
- Classroom Community:
You will participate in many community building activities with you
classmates, where hopefully, you will build strong relationships and
learn to trust each other. You will have the opportunity to improve
your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
AVID students have a
very high success rate. Overall, they perform better in school and are
accepted to more colleges and universities. Just look at the data: