AVID is a fifth through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. These are largely students in the middle who are capable of completing a college-prep curriculum, but are falling short of their potential. The core component is the AVID elective, which offers the most rigorous classes. AVID’s teaching strategies, curriculum, and trainings are used not only in the AVID elective class, but by subject-area teachers school wide. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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Are you determined to go to college?


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a rigorous college preparatory class for those who fit one or more of the following criteria:

  • Identify as a student of color
  • Will be first generation in their family to graduate from a four-year college/university
  • On free/reduced lunch
  • Other non-traditional college-bound student (ELL, recent migrant, etc.)

Contact Ronnee_Valdez@dpsk12.org with any questions!

For Brochure Click Here: AVID Pamphlet 2018