AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
AVID is a college preparatory program to help students, especially those in the academic middle, succeed in rigorous courses and prepare for entrance into post-secondary education. AVID students work to become leaders in their communities and society. AVID shows students how to work successfully with teachers, take effective notes, use organizational skills, and work collaboratively, preparing for high school and post-secondary success.
Harding’s AVID program is a ninth through twelfth-grade that prepares students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap