AVID Middle School

AVID helps all students at our middle schools prepare for their futures by becoming college and career ready. Teachers receive common training to help students envision their college and career futures, learn a note-taking and review process, organize tools for learning, read deeply, write in all content areas, and collaboratively solve problems.

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What to Look for in an AVID Middle School Classroom

  • Student empowerment to envision their college and career futures
  • All students learning a note-taking and review process
  • Organized tools for learning
  • Reading deeply
  • Writing in all content areas
  • Students and teachers collaborating to solve problems

AVID School-wide Sites of Distinction

  • Castle Dome Middle School
  • Gila Vista Jr. High School
  • Ron Watson Middle School
  • Woodard Jr. High School

Top 2% of AVID Schools Worldwide
based on implementation of AVID instruction, leadership, systems, and culture school wide.

AVID Elective

Students who want an additional challenge and want to be ready for success at a four-year college can apply to enroll in the AVID Elective. AVID Elective activities include:

  • Learning with college tutors
  • Writing and note taking for all classes
  • Developing success strategies
  • Planning for college
  • Preparing for a professional career
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • Participating in extracurricular and community activities

An AVID Elective student

  • has generally passing grades
  • receives a teacher or counselor recommendation
  • has a good attendance record
  • has positive classroom behavior
  • will commit to responsibly preparing for advanced classes, including extra work if needed to succeed 
  • is willing to commit to enrolling in at least one rigorous advanced course in each year of AVID

Interested in AVID Elective?
Download an application and submit the completed application to your AVID middle school site coordinator.