Academic Success AVID
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a national high school program designed to close the opportunity gap by providing support to students and encouraging college readiness.
It is an academic elective that students typically begin their freshman year and continue with through 12th grade. The curriculum aims to strengthen writing, time management, and organizational skills to enable students to succeed in their academic courses and be accepted into 4-year colleges and universities. College-related activities such as campus visits, guest speakers, PSAT/SAT/ACT test preparation, and application help are also part of the AVID class.
How Volunteers Can Help
Volunteers are needed during tutorial, a time each week when facilitators help small groups of students use collaborative inquiry and study skills to tackle questions from their academic courses. Volunteers help students find the answers themselves, so content knowledge is not necessary.
Training on the tutorial process is provided by 10,000 Degrees and the individual schools. AVID classes are offered at Novato High School, San Rafael High, Terra Linda and Tam High.