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What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination is a college readiness program that provides support to students.
Dickinson High School AVID is an elective course for eligible students.
Students may start the AVID program as early as 8th grade continuing
through graduation. Dickinson High School implements AVID strategies
schoolwide to increase student achievement and college readiness .
AVID Center Mission
Center’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all
students for college readiness and success in a global society.
elective class available within the regular academic school day on
secondary sites that adheres to the 11 Essentials concerning
implementation integrity and fidelity to the program. Interested
students may contact the campus AVID teacher.
is schoolwide when a strong AVID program transforms the systems,
leadership, instruction and culture of a school ensuring
college-readiness for all students. Teachers representing all curriculum
departments are AVID trained—by attending AVID Summer Institutes or
during in-district AVID Professional Development. AVID methodologies are
incorporated into the content levels and classroom expectations across
all curricular departments resulting in a consistent schoolwide
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