AVID

AVID Application:

Join the PAMS AVID family!  Please email Mrs. Huffman, our AVID Coordinator, for an application or if you have any questions. 

Application deadline is February, 25, 2022.  Once reviewed, interviews will begin in March 2022.  


The AVID Mission:

AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
To succeed in rigorous curriculum
To complete a rigorous college preparatory path
To enter mainstream activities of the school
To increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
To become educated and responsible participants and leaders in society

AVID is:
An acronym that stands for Advancement via Individual Determination
An in-school academic elective that prepares students for college eligibility and success
For all students, but it aims to support students in the academic middle
Implemented schoolwide and districtwide

AVID is not:
a remedial program
Study block
a free ride
a quick fix

The AVID Elective:
AVID College Readiness System is a regularly scheduled elective class during the school day.  The curriculum is based on writing, inquiry, collaborative learning strategies, organization and reading.  AVID's systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase schoolwide/districtwide learning and performance.

The three main component of the AVID Elective are:
Academic instruction
Tutorial support
College Readiness