Pine Ridge High School AVID is more than a class, it’s a support system for you and your student to navigate life during and after high school.
Pine Ridge AVID is: academic focused, fun, supportive, team building, college tours, community, partnership between student-family-faculty, prepares you for life after high school…WE ARE an AVID family 😊😊😊
What is AVID?
AVID is an international college and career readiness system designed to prepare students for success completing rigorous courses in high school in order to be competitively eligible for four-year college enrollment upon graduation.
In AVID, students are taught academic and social “survival skills”, college and careers entry skills. The system teaches students how to manage their time, stay organized, take notes, read for content, think critically, study effectively, be proactive problem solvers. The focus is to be a well-rounded student, with a strong academic resume – emphasis on academic, social, leadership, personal, and community involvement.
AVID is offered in more than 8,000 sites throughout the United States and has an enrollment of more than 2-million students worldwide.
Who is an AVID Student Candidate?
Students identified as having achieved, and continuously demonstrate, academic, leadership and personal excellence.
Minimum Requirements Needed to Apply:
· GPA of 2.5 or higher (when submitting an application)
· Average/Passing to State Test Scores (Level 3+)
· Exceptional Citizenship
· Great Attendance
· Desire and Determination
· May be First in Family to Attend College
· May be Historically Underrepresented in 4-year Colleges/Universities
· May be Economically Disadvantaged
· Other Special Circumstances
While all the criteria are considered for acceptance into the program, no single criteria will necessarily eliminate a student from consideration.
Students participating in special education, gifted and talented programs, and ELL will be considered for AVID based on the criteria listed above.
AVID = College, Careers, Life Readiness
The AVID program is an application-based class. Students must be motivated to work toward success. AVID is not just another program...at its heart, AVID is a philosophy...
Hold students accountable to the highest standards,
provide academic and social support,
and they will rise to the challenge.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 800,000 students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.
How AVID Works
AVID brings research-based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies across all content areas.
Who is an AVID Student?
AVID students are students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically, although some are and are just seeking a little extra support. If this list describes you, this class may be for you!
What AVID Does
- Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
- Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
- Creates a positive peer group for students
- Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
- Develops students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills
Learn more about national AVID website.