FAQ

What does AVID stand for?
AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

What is the purpose of AVID?
AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 6-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

What is the mission of AVID?
AVID’s mission is to ensure that ALL students - especially students in the middle - will succeed in a college preparatory path, participate in mainstream school activities, have the opportunity to go to four-year colleges, and become educated leaders in a democratic society.

Who is eligible for the AVID program?
AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle range.

How does AVID support college eligibility and success?
Students are not only enrolled in their school’s toughest classes such as honors and Advanced Placement, but they are also enrolled in the AVID elective. In this class, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and how to ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make college attainable. They become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.

Is AVID in my school?
AVID is in most of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ middle and high schools. Check with your school counselors for more details.