|What is AVID?|
The AVID Program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID focuses on providing access to four-year colleges for students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path, so that they achieve success in a rigorous curriculum.
With AVID as a tool and TISD parents and families as their partners, district educators move cohorts of middle and high school students successfully through the state’s most demanding courses and into college. AVIDschools reinforce student achievement through an academic elective class and support educators through professional development and team planning.
The AVID Student
While all of the criteria are considered for acceptance into the program, no single criteria will necessarily eliminate a student from consideration. The AVID program should reflect the demographics of the school it is serving.
We welcome applications from any students who is interested in joining the John Tyler AVID Program, and each candidate will be evaluated based on the above criteria. If you are interested in joining, please see your counselor for more information.
The AVID Elective
AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:
AVID is offered in grades six through twelve and also AVID Elementary at Jones, Ramey and Peete Elementary Schools. AVID is a state approved innovative course, and students in grades nine through twelve receive an elective credit for the course each year.