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What is AVID?


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program that develops learning, study, and academic behavioral skills that are essential to success in rigorous coursework.  In the AVID Elective class, students receive daily instruction and support to prepare them for college from a trained AVID Elective teacher.


  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination


AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement.  To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams a reality.




"To me avid means that I will have people around me to help and prepare me for college"- Mariah Cobos, 11th Grade.     

"AVID is an opportunity for me to exceed and use all the resources available to secure a better future"- Fatima Lopez, 11th Grade.

"AVID to me means I have a supportive family to get me to achieve my goals and dreams"- Nadia Fortson, 12th Grade.

"Avid has given me the confidence to prove to myself that I can do it and follow my dreams. Avid is a wonderful program and everyone is lucky to be in it"- Emily Anguiano, 12th Grade.

"AVID is like my home it is a place that brings me comfort"- Ezequiel Lopez, 12th Grade.

"Avid means I am determined and inspired to go to college or university. Avid is participating and working your hardest to reach your goals"- Jaqueline Hernandez, 10th Grade.


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Thank you for your support of Norwalk High School AVID!