AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Liberty North High School is proud to promote the AVID College Readiness System. AVID has had over 30 years of proven success and is now implemented in 47 states and 16 countries. Designed to increase school-wide learning and performance, the AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. Although AVID serves all students, its elective class focuses on college-bound students desiring support in mastering college readiness tools and strategies and life in general. The formula is simple – raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
What is AVID?
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. You’ll see it implemented in Liberty North in two ways:
- The AVID Elective – two classes of ninth grade and two classes of tenth grade students who were recommended and interviewed to be part of AVID. The AVID elective has its own curriculum based on WICOR strategies (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) geared towards equipping them to succeed in school and more importantly in college and life. Each year Liberty North plans on adding another grade level until eventually 9 – 12 will be represented.
- The AVID College Readiness System – a system of research-based instructional strategies to help EVERY student at LNHS be successful at completing rigorous coursework in preparation for life after high school
The AVID system’s goal is to empower every student – not only those in the elective class – with college and life readiness skills. This is accomplished with the support of the AVID Site Team at LNHS.