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AVID Students
About AVID

Did you know Garfield Middle School is an AVID School?

AVID= Advancement Via Individual Determination

What is AVID?
AVID is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in, and persist in, four-year colleges. AVID is an elective course taken during the school day. For one class period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID Students

Who are AVID students?
AVID targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum, but are falling short of reaching their potential. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. Students enrolled in AVID are typically required to enroll in at least one of their school's most rigorous academic classes, in addition to the AVID elective. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve, and they become academically successful students, leaders, and role models for other students.

If you are interested in being considered for next years AVID program or just would like more information, please email Ms. Serrano at