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The Mission of AVID

AVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.

  • Will succeed in a rigorous curriculum
  • Will enter mainstream activities of the school
  • Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • Will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

What is AVID?

AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with academic potential for success in college

AVID Application

Are you interested in joining AVID for the 2024-2025 school year? Contact the AVID Site Coordinator at your campus for application instructions.

Desert Ridge Junior High School: Andrew Clarke
Desert Ridge High School: Stefanie Fortney

AVID Benefits

  • Attend a four-year university
  • Become an educated, responsible leader
  • Improve grade point average significantly
  • Know grades in all classes every three weeks
  • Participate in weekly tutorials in all subject areas
  • Improve writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading skills
  • Focus daily on developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learn to successfully engage in debates and Socratic Seminars
  • Increase motivation
  • Learn to identify and improve areas of weakness to ensure success in high school and college
  • Participate in college and career investigation
  • Learn time-management, goal-setting, and money-management skills
  • Learn habits of success to understand the power of personal choice in school and life
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring and assistance with a four-year plan, college essays and applications, and financial aid forms through on-site AVID computer lab
  • Increase scholarship opportunities

AVID Rewards

  • AVID students are on their way to four-year universities.
  • AVID students build friendships with other motivated individuals.
  • AVID students become leaders at school.
  • AVID students become stars for their community.
  • AVID students become more than they ever imagined.