AVID Secondary

  • 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.

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


    La'Ghea Jackson, AVID Counselor

    253.445.6000 Ext. 3101

    Mimi Lampert, AVID Coordinator

    253.445.6000 Ext. 3088