Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. To meet this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Students learn writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading strategies.
AVID students participate in collaborative study groups (tutorials), visit colleges, listen to guest speakers, ACT/SAT test prep, receive help with scholarship and college applications, and learn about financial aid for college.