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AVID Description


Bartram Trail High School
AVID College Prep Program

(Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is a college-preparatory program designed to increase school wide learning and performance. The primary goal of the AVID program is to provide current academic success and develop future college-readiness skills for participants. Other goals include promoting and offering support in rigorous classes (i.e., Honors/AP), school activities, leadership, and citizenship.

AVID Overview

  • AVID is an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program is designed to help students succeed and prepare for college.
  • AVID impacts more than 700,000 students in more than 4,900 schools and 28 postsecondary institutions in 46 states, the District of Columbia and across 16 other countries/territories.
  • AVID is a nationwide program that places students in advanced classes with a rigorous curriculum.
  • The program supports students who have a strong desire to improve or maintain high-level comprehension and application skills needed to prepare for the rigors of college.

AVID Curriculum

  • The curriculum is designed to encourage organization, time management, good study habits and college style note-taking.
  • By developing these skills, AVID students have a smoother transition into college and perform at a higher level (in both high school and college).
  • Each year during high school, students take the AVID Elective course by grade level.
  • Students also take rigorous core courses with AVID trained teachers.
  • All students will participate in college/university field trips and fun academic activities.

Contact Information: Mrs. Thompson, Email [email protected]

How to Apply to AVID:  Click the link provided – BTHS AVID APPLICATION