• What is AVID?

    AVID creates student learners: 

    AVID students reflect and question rather than repeat and memorize. They are taught to articulate what they don’t understand, think critically, collaborate and self-advocate.

    AVID improves teacher effectiveness:

    AVID doesn’t change what is taught, but HOW it is taught. AVID trains educators to invest in relationships, to engage and excite students, and nurture student-center teaching.

    AVID Address equity:

    High expectations begin by changing what educators and students believe is possible.


    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach to learning. AVID trains educators to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare ALL students for college, careers, and life.

    For questions about AVID or about the application process for AVID 8th, AVID 9th, AVID 10th, or AVID 11th Elective Class please email or call:


    La'Ghea Jackson, AVID Counselor

    253.445.6000 Ext. 3101

    Mimi Lampert, Secondary Math & Science Coach

    253.445.6000 Ext. 3088